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  1. Custom and Politics in Urban Africa

    A Study of Hausa Migrants in Yoruba Towns, 2nd Edition

    By Abner Cohen

    Series: Routledge Classic Ethnographies

    Based on Cohen's fieldwork in the 1960s among the Hausa migrants, a people of the Yoruba area (then the western region of the Federation of Nigeria), Custom and Politics in Urban Africa looks at how ethnic groups use elements of tradition in jostling for power and privilege in new urban situations....

    Published November 19th 2003 by Routledge

  2. Aboriginal Woman Sacred and Profane

    2nd Edition

    By Phyllis Kaberry

    Series: Routledge Classic Ethnographies

    First published in 1939 by Routledge, this classic ethnography portrays the aboriginal woman as she really is - a complex social personality with her own prerogatives, duties, problems, beliefs, rituals and point of view. This groundbreaking and enduring study was researched in North-West Australia...

    Published November 19th 2003 by Routledge

  3. Women of the Grassfields

    A Study of the Economic Position of Women in Barmenda, British Cameroons, 2nd Edition

    By Phyllis Kaberry

    Series: Routledge Classic Ethnographies

    This classic ethnography examines the social and economic position of women in Bamena, British Cameroons, in 1944. The field study was prompted by the conditions in Bamenda, when despite considerable natural resources, there was underpopulation, a very high infant mortality, and the status of women...

    Published November 19th 2003 by Routledge

  4. Stone Age Economics

    2nd Edition

    By Marshall Sahlins, Marshall Sahlins

    Series: Routledge Classic Ethnographies

    Stone Age Economics is a classic of economic anthropology, ambitiously tackling the nature of economic life and how to study it comparatively. This collection of six influential essays is one of Marshall Sahlins' most important and enduring works, claiming that stone age economies formed the...

    Published November 19th 2003 by Routledge

  5. Hunger and Work in a Savage Tribe

    A Functional Study of Nutrition Among the Southern Bantu, 2nd Edition

    By Audrey Richards

    Series: Routledge Classic Ethnographies

    Hunger and Work in a Savage Tribe examines the cultural aspects of food and eating among the Southern Bantu, taking as its starting point the bold statement 'nutrition as a biological process is more fundamental than sex'. When it was first published in 1932, with a preface by Malinowski, it laid...

    Published November 12th 2003 by Routledge

  6. The Samburu

    A Study in Geocentracy, 2nd Edition

    By Paul Spencer

    Series: Routledge Classic Ethnographies

    Samburu society is a gerontocracy in which power rests with the older men; men under thirty may not marry or otherwise assert their personal independence. This nomadic tribe from the arid regions of northern Kenya cling to their traditional way of life despite the rapid change throughout Africa....

    Published November 12th 2003 by Routledge

  7. The Maasai of Matapato

    A Study of Rituals of Rebellion, 2nd Edition

    By Paul Spencer

    Series: Routledge Classic Ethnographies

    When first published in 1988, this classic study was the first to relate the dynamics of the Maasai age organisation to the tensions within the family. Together, these provide the twin strands of a man's career, opposed ritually and reflecting a fundamental ambivalence in Maasai thought. The...

    Published November 12th 2003 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Stone Age Economics, 2nd Edition
    By Marshall Sahlins, Marshall Sahlins
    To Be Published December 14th 2014

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