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Description - African Systems of Kinship and Marriage by A. R. Radcliffe-Brown

First published in 1950 and this edition in 1987, this book is one of the most wide-ranging and respected surveys on kinship and marriage in African social life. In his introduction, Radcliff-Brown provides a masterly analysis of the main features of African kinship systems and the theoretical problems arising from the study of them. The contributions range from examinations of kinship systems among the Swazi, the Tswana, the Zulu, the Nuer, and the Ashanti, to double descent among the Yakoe and dual descent in the Nuba groups of the Sudan. The contributors themselves are still viewed as giants in their field: Evans-Pritchard, Meyer Fortes, Max Gluckman, Hilda Kuper, Naderl, A. I. Richards, Schapera and Monica Wilson.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138926158
ISBN-10: 1138926159
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 398
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-May-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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