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By Meyer Fortes

ISBN-10: 1406701254

ISBN-13: 9781406701258

AFRICAN POLITICAL platforms through Fortes, Meyer CONTENTS: EDITORS' observe. PREFACE. Professor A. R. Radcliffe-Brown, M.A. (Cantab.), Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology within the collage of Oxford advent. Dr. M. Fortes and Professor E. E. Evans-Pntchard goals of this booklet. A consultant pattern of African. Societies. Political Philosophy and Comparative Politics. the 2 sorts of Political approach Studied. Kinship in Political association. The effect of Demography. The impact of Mode of Livelihood. Composite Political structures and the Conquest idea. The Territorial point. The stability of Forces within the Political approach, The occurrence and serve as of Organised strength. transformations in keeping with eu Rule. the magical Values linked to Political place of work. the matter of the boundaries of the Political team. the dominion OF THE ZULU OF SOUTH AFRICA. Max Gluckman. B.A. (How.) (Witwatersrand), D.Phil. (Oxon). Professor of Social Anthropology within the college of Manchester historic advent. The Zulu King and the kingdom. prestige and Political strength. The Tribes in the state, Sanctions on Authority and the steadiness of the nation. the folks and their Leaders. The interval of eu Rule. end. THE POLITICAL association OF THE NGWATO OF BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE. /. Schapera, M.A, (Cape town), Ph.D., D.Sc.(London), F.R.S.S.Af. Professor of Social Anthropology within the college of Cape toton Ethnic Composition and Territorial structure. the executive process. Powers and Authority of the manager. Rights and obligations of Chieftainship. THE POLITICAL process OF THE BEMBA TRIBE NORTHEASTERN RHODESIA. Audrey I. Richards, M.A«(Cantab\ Ph.D.(London). Reader in Social Anthropology on the London college of Economics and Political technology, college of London 83Bantu Political association a few basic positive factors The Bemba Tribe: Tribal Composition Social Grouping Kinship neighborhood Grouping Rank different rules of Social Grouping financial history White management. Bases of Authority: The Dogma of Descent criminal ideas of Descent and Succession. features and Prerogatives of Authority: The Headman the manager. The equipment of presidency: Administrative army Judicial Advisory, the combination of the Tribe. Post-European alterations: New gurus brought results of the 1929 Ordinances. the dominion OF ANKOLE IN UGANDA ok. Oberg, A.M., Ph.D.(Chicago)t Escola Livre de Sociologia e Politica, SSo Paulo, Brazil conventional and historic historical past. Political prestige, the King and the Royal Kraal. Tribute. The Cult of Bagyendanwa. Succession. end.

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Periodic ceremonies emphasizing the solidarity of segments, and between segments, as against distributed at cardinal points of the social structure. find myths, among the Bemba and Kede. sectional interests within these groups, are the rule among Tallensi and Logoli no less than Among the Nuer, the leopard-skin chief, a sacred personage associated with the fertility of the earth, whom the feuds are and, settled hence, The difference between these Group A lies in the fact that is the medium through inter-segment regulated.

The [evidence at our disposal in this book suggests that cultural and economic heterogeneity is associated with a state-like political^ structure. Centralized authority and an administrative organization seem to be necessary to accommodate culturally diverse groups within a single political system, especially if they have different modes of livelihood. A class or caste system may result if there are great cultural and, especially, great economic divergencies. But centralized forms of government are found also with peoples of homogeneous culture and little economic differentiation like the Zulu.

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