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African societies [by] Lucy Mair.


[London], [New York] Cambridge University Press [1974] .
ISBN 0521204429

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Subjects Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Afrika.
Ethnologie -- Afrique noire.
Ethnology -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Ethnology.
Sociale structuur.
Sozialanthropologie.
Tribale groepen.
Description v, 251 pages maps 22 cm
Copyright Date [1974]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-246).
Contents African societies -- Food-gatherers: the Mbuti pygmies -- Nomad herdsmen: the Karimojong -- Cultivators: the Gwembe Tonga -- Agnatic descent: the Tallensi -- Matrilineal descent: the Lele -- Matrilineal descent: the Plateau Tong -- Double unilineal descent: the Yakö -- Cognatic descent: the Ndendeuli -- An acephalous political system: the Nuer -- Law in an age-based political sytem: the Arusha -- Kingdoms -- Checks and balances: Benin -- Stratified polities: Rwanda and Burundi -- Old wine in new bottles: Bunyoro and Buganda -- Religion and society: the Dinka -- Religion and science: the Kalabari -- Witchcraft and oracles: the Azande -- Witchcraft and morals: the Nyakyusa.
Geographic Area Africa, Sub-Saharan
Network Numbers (OCoLC)980110
(OCoLC)ocm00980110
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WorldCat Identities Mair, Lucy, 1901-1986.
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