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Chaga Childhood

Chaga Childhood

A Description of Indigenous Education in an East African Tribe

  • Author: Otto Friedrich Raum,Sally Falk Moore
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN: 9783894738747
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 422
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This account of traditional education among the Chaga, a Bantu-speaking people of Tanzania, was one of the earliest studies of indigenous education. The first part of the book is an historical survey of existing literature on the subject in English, French and German; the second and main part of the book is a description of the informal education of the Chaga child in the family; the self-educative process in play group and age class; the formal training received during the rites leading up to circumcision, initiation and the preparation for marriage; and the changes in relationship between parents and children as they grow older, from the infant stage of biological dependence to the point at which the child fills the place occupied by the parent through descent, inheritance and succession. Psychological, anthropological, linguistic and pedagogical problems are discussed, including the development of speech during infancy, the extension of classificatory terms in the kinship group, the significance of the rites of development, and the differentiation of behaviour according to age, sex and rank of the children by means of taboos, punishments, songs and proverbs. The third part of the book offers practical conclusions from this study of indigenous education, in particular with regard to education policy, teaching methods and school organisation in Tropical Africa.

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

  • Author: Bradley A. Levinson,Mica Pollock
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119111668
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 592
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A Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the field, exploring the social and cultural dimension of educational processes in both formal and nonformal settings. Explores theoretical and applied approaches to cultural practice in a diverse range of educational settings around the world, in both formal and non-formal contexts Includes contributions by leading educational anthropologists Integrates work from and on many different national systems of scholarship, including China, the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Colombia, Mexico, India, the United Kingdom, and Denmark Examines the consequences of history, cultural diversity, language policies, governmental mandates, inequality, and literacy for everyday educational processes

A Companion to the Anthropology of Africa

A Companion to the Anthropology of Africa

  • Author: Roy Richard Grinker,Stephen C. Lubkemann,Christopher Steiner,Euclides Gonçalves
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119251508
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 488
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Anthropology conducted in Africa has been central to the methodological and theoretical development of the discipline since it was first institutionalized in the late 19th century. Written and edited by a team of leading cultural anthropologists on the subject, A Companion to the Anthropology of Africa compiles a collection of insightful essays that address all aspects of life on the continent of Africa. Chapters within explore the extent to which anthropological thinking on this topic has been, or remains, influenced by the theoretical traditions, whilst others consider the extent to which anthropological thinking has been transformed by growing interest in using anthropological knowledge to critically address practical concerns and public problems such as war, poverty, and public health. This Companion is presented in four parts. The first part looks at enduring themes—tracing the development of anthropological thinking and the current debates about themes such as witchcraft, kinship, law and justice that have demonstrated remarkable staying power in the anthropology of Africa. The second section considers topics that began to garner attention during decolonization and in its immediate aftermath. Such topics include mobility and displacement, urbanism, and political violence. The third part comprises topics such as trauma, social justice, sex and sexuality that have become the central concern of anthropologists of Africa since its many nations gained their independence. It also looks at ‘hot topics’ like social media, humanitarianism, and environmentality. The final section considers the role that Africanist anthropology has played in informing other Africanist disciplines, and reflects on the politics of representation within the discipline as well. Filled with a wide variety of expert opinions and observations across chapters which are highly sophisticated in their coverage, A Companion to the Anthropology of Africa is an essential reference resource for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researching anthropologists.

Lugbara Religion

Lugbara Religion

Ritual and Authority Among an East African People

  • Author: John Middleton
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN: 9783825840334
  • Category: History
  • Page: 277
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This was the first full-length account of this hitherto little-known people and remains one of the very few modern accounts of an African ancestral cult.

Paradise Reconsidered

Paradise Reconsidered

  • Author: Justine Tally
  • Publisher: Lit Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783825842048
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 101
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Man: anthropological essays presented to O. F. Raum

Man: anthropological essays presented to O. F. Raum

  • Author: Otto Friedrich Raum
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 211
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Kenya Coast Handbook

Kenya Coast Handbook

Culture, Resources and Development in the East African Littoral

  • Author: Jan Hoorweg,D. Foeken
  • Publisher: Lit Verlag
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 527
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The Kenya Coast poses a development enigma in more than one way. Historically it was part of the Indian Ocean world and its economy. With the coming of colonial rule and later nationhood, the political and economic allegiances inevitably changed. Economic and political power shifted to the centre of Kenya. The coastal region is not richly endowed in natural resources but it has economic lynchpins in the port of Mombasa which serves Kenya and other East African countries, the tourism industry which has great potential and which flourished in previous decades but has recently shown a steep decline, and agriculture which so far serves mainly as a means of subsistence for large parts of the local population. Despite this potential the region finds itself in a marginal position. This book traces the causes behind this situation and analyses it from different angles - political, economical and social. Contributors from very different disciplines review resources, economy, people and history as well as the development potential and existing development limitations. The latter consist not only of infrastructural and human constraints but also of fragile coastal ecosystems, such as coral reefs, beaches and mangrove forests, that easily suffer from environmental degradation. This book is an indispensable tool for anyone with a professional interest in the East African Coast. The book contains 26 chapters divided over 6 sections: Introduction, General Background, People and History, Economic Resources, Human Resources, and Development Issues. The book also contains a large bibliography and statistical information.

Books in Print

Books in Print

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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Law, power and politics in Niger

Law, power and politics in Niger

land struggles and the rural code

  • Author: Christian Lund,Association euro-africaine pour l'anthropologie du changement social et du développement
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 252
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This book analyzes the recent land tenure reform in Niger, and the eruptions of violence as a result of these measures. Through detailed analysis of these conflicts, this book elucidates the complex institutional structure of dispute management and the ambiguous nature of the rules pertaining to land rights. The book also shows how institutional and local competition over natural resources plays a part in the fights for jurisdiction in rural Nigeria.

Nomadic Peoples

Nomadic Peoples

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nomads
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Africa

Africa

  • Author: Fred G. Burke
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Africa
  • Page: 326
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A Child's Place in the Community

A Child's Place in the Community

Reformed Infant Baptism in Sixteenth-century Geneva

  • Author: Spierling Karen E.
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 293
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Infant Baptism in Reformation Geneva

Infant Baptism in Reformation Geneva

The Shaping of a Community, 1536-1564

  • Author: Karen E. Spierling
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 253
  • View: 2030
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This book examines beliefs, practices, and arguments surrounding infant baptism in Geneva during the time of John Calvin. Karen Spierling studies several facets of Calvin's theology of baptism, including its impact on the formation of community; its doctrine and liturgy; its role in the raising of children; and the parts played by parents, ministers, godparents, and midwives in the practice of baptism. This book also highlights some of the controversies surrounding baptism in the sixteenth century, most notably the tension between Calvin's theology of baptism and that of the Roman Catholic Church.

Guide to Reprints

Guide to Reprints

Author, title

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Guide to Reprints

Guide to Reprints

  • Author: Albert James Diaz
  • Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co
  • ISBN: 9783598239076
  • Category: Out-of-print books
  • Page: 948
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The Subject Guide divides works into over 200 subject groups, facilitating targeted searches by the subject fields. Both parts of the Guide to Reprints contain an Index of Persons as Subject providing fast and reliable access to reprints focussing on specific individuals and their work. Each part also comes with an index of publishers and distributors worldwide along with all relevant information.

The Man-eaters of Tsavo

The Man-eaters of Tsavo

And Other East African Adventures

  • Author: John Henry Patterson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Africa, East
  • Page: 338
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Conformity and Conflict

Conformity and Conflict

Readings in Cultural Anthropology

  • Author: James P. Spradley,David W. McCurdy
  • Publisher: Jill Potash
  • ISBN: 0205234100
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 411
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Demonstrate the nature of culture and its influence on people's lives. For over 40 years, the best-selling Conformity and Conflict has brought together original readings and cutting edge research alongside classic works as a powerful way to study human behavior and events. Its readings cover a broad range of theoretical perspectives and demonstrate basic anthropological concepts. The Fourteenth Edition incorporates successful articles from past editions and fresh ideas from the field to show fascinating perspectives on the human experience. Teaching and Learning Experience Personalize Learning - MyAnthroLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking - Articles, article introductions and review questions encourage students to examine their assumptions, discern hidden values, evaluate evidence, assess their conclusions, and more! Engage Students - Section parts, key terms, maps, a glossary and subject index all spark student interest and illustrate the reader's main points with examples and visuals from daily life. Support Instructors - Teaching your course just got easier! You can create a Customized Text or use our Instructor's Manual, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides. Additionally, Conformity and Conflict's part introductions parallel the basic concepts taught in introductory courses – which allow the book to be used alone as a reader or in conjunction with a main text. Note: MyAnthroLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyAnthroLab, please visit www.MyAnthroLab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyAnthroLab (at no additional cost): VP ISBN-10: 0205176011/ISBN-13: 9780205176014

Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print

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An Anthropology of Biomedicine

An Anthropology of Biomedicine

  • Author: Margaret Lock,Vinh-Kim Nguyen
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119069130
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 560
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"Edition History: Margaret Lock and Vinh-Kim Nguyen (1e, 2010) published by Blackwell Ltd."--T.p. verso.

The Anthropology of Childhood

The Anthropology of Childhood

Cherubs, Chattel, Changelings

  • Author: David F. Lancy
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107072662
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 548
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Enriched with anecdotes from ethnography and the daily media, this revised edition examines family structure, reproduction, profiles of children's caretakers, their treatment at different ages, their play, work, schooling, and transition to adulthood. The result is a nuanced and credible picture of childhood in different cultures, past and present.