Strategies and Norms in a Changing Matrilineal Society
Descent, Succession and Inheritance Among the Toka of Zambia
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Strategies and Norms in a Changing Matrilineal Society by Ladislav Holy
Book DescriptionThe theme of this book is the analysis of the changes that have occurred in the kinship patterns of the Toka of South Zambia as a result of a shift in their form of production from hoe agriculture to ox-drawn ploughing. Dr Holy uses the rich, detailed ethnography that he provides about these changes to confront several theoretical issues of current anthropological interest, as well as to examine the basic methodological problems of anthropological enquiry. Emphasizing the distinction between the conceptual and cognitive world of the actors, and the transactions and events in which they engage, he argues that anthropological explanation has to account not only for structure, but also for the purposeful interaction between actors that generates that structure.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521024327
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 9-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ladislav Holy
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This book makes a significant contribution to current anthropological discussion of the interpretation and meaning of rituals and symbols.
Little Czech and the Great Czech Nation, Paperback (August 1996)
Timely and insightful study of Czech nationalism and identity in the post-communist period.
Strategies and Norms in a Changing Matrilineal Society, Hardback (April 1986)
An analysis of changes in the kinship patterns of the Toka of South Zambia.
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This book studies data received by the anthropologist and how it is dealt with.
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