Schism and Continuity in an African Society. A study of Ndembu village life.


The Mwinilunga Lunda Ndembu to give the people their correct title inhabit an area in north-western Rhodesia.This book is primarily what professor Fortes would call a ‘Histological ‘ study,and attempt to analyse in close detail the form and functioning of a sub-system,the village,within a wider system.The tribal land is crossed by the international boundaries of northern Rhodesia and Angola,and the Belgian Congo.Set out in 12 chapters we study,historical and ecological backgrownds,the village topography and demography,the social composition of the village,matrilineal descent,the basic principle of village organization,an important study in understanding village life.

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H/b in reasonably clean boards,bumped corners,edge-wear and some insect damage,no d/w.Size 9×6 pp X111+348,inc index,bibliography,b/w plates,various charts and tables,page maps,f/o plan of village and gardens,plus 2 f/o genealogical charts,This is a ex-library copy with all the usual faults stamps and lables, card and card holder with various notes and numbers.Hinges strong.Binding good to firm,No foxing,staining or browning.Internally clean and bright throughout.


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