Social control in an African society; a study of the Arusha: agricultural Masai of Northern Tanganyika. African Studies Program, Boston University.

[Boston] Boston University Press, 1963.

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Subjects Arusha (African people)
Law, Arusha.
Series African research studies ; no. 3.
Description 306 pages illustrations 23 cm.
Copyright Date 1963.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Pt. 1: roles and processes resulting from residence and age. The parish -- The age organisation -- Formal structure -- Roles and processes -- Roles of leadership and influence -- The parish assembly -- Appendix: a note on the sizes of age-groups -- Pt. 2: roles and processes resulting from patrilineal descent. Prolegomena to the patrilineal system -- The family -- The lineage system -- The inner lineage -- Ideology and practices -- Dynamics of the inner lineage -- The maximal lineage -- The linear counsellor -- Dichotomous principle and processes -- The structure of clanship -- Jural processes inthe patriolineal system -- Homicide -- Lineages and jural processes -- Appendix: women in the patrilineal system -- A note on sociological dichotomy and symbolism -- Pt. 3: roles and processes resulting from organised government. The modern local government -- Historical introduction -- The chief -- Parish headman -- The tribal council -- The local courts -- Pt. 4: processes of dispute settlement. The locus of dispute procedure -- Procedures and settlements -- The illegitimacy of self-help and recourse to violence -- Procedures in assembly and conclave -- Mutually acceptable settlements -- Dispute settlement between 'related' persons -- Dispute settlement between 'unrelated' persons -- The local courts -- Additional means of coercion -- The ability to delay consideration of later disputes -- The use of physical coercion -- Fines -- The curse -- Ritual oaths.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)493263
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WorldCat Identities Gulliver, P. H.
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