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by Sir Edward E. Evans-Pritchard,Meyer Fortes

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African political systems. London : Pub. for the International African Institute by the Oxford university press.

African political systems. by. Fortes, Meyer; International African Institute; Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan), 1902-1973. Tribes, Indigenous peoples - Africa, Primitive societies. University of California Libraries.

The book contains eight separate papers produced by scholars working in the field of anthropology, each of which focuses in on a different society in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Sir Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard, FBA (21 September 1902 – 11 September 1973), known as E. Evans-Pritchard, was an English anthropologist who was instrumental in the development of social anthropology. He was Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford from 1946 to 1970. Evans-Pritchard was educated at Winchester College and studied history at Exeter College, Oxford, where he was influenced by R. R. Marett, and then as a postgraduate at the London School of Economics (LSE)

Some African societies (. the San) were organized into kin- based bands. There were similar attempts to classify systems of kinship and marriage, the most famous being that of the French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss.

Some African societies (. the Nuer and the Tallensi) were federations of unilineal descent. groups, each of which was associated with a territorial segment. In 1949 he presented a classification of marriage systems from diverse localities, again within the framework of an implicit evolutionary series.

Sir Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard, FBA, known as E. Evans-Pritchard, was an English anthropologist who was . Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press. African Political Systems. Many dogmatic opinions are held on the subject of African political organization and are even made use of in administrative practice; but no one has yet examined this aspect of African society on a broad, comparative basis.

Evans-Pritchard, E. (1940). By M. Fortes and E. Evans-Pritchard Other. Evans-Pritchard, E. (Edward Evan), 1902-1973, joint ed. Also Titled

Evans-Pritchard, E. London : Oxford University Press. Evans-Pritchard. The kingdom of the Zulu of South Africa. The political organization of the Ngwato of Bechuanaland protectorate. Also Titled.

Professor A. Radcliffe-Brown, . Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology in the University of Oxford INTRODUCTION

Professor A. Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology in the University of Oxford INTRODUCTION. Dr. M. Fortes and Professor E. Evans-Pntchard Aims of this Book. A Representative Sample of African. Political Philosophy and Comparative Politics. The Two Types of Political System Studied. Kinship in Political Organization. The Influence of Demography. The Influence of Mode of Livelihood. Composite Political Systems and the Conquest Theory. The Territorial Aspect.

International african institute. Chairman: SIR ARTHUR SMITH. Vice-Chairmen: SIR GEORGE BERESFORD-STOOKE, . Honorary Treasurer: MR. BATNES. Administrative Director: PROFESSOR DARYLL FORDE. Membership of the Institute is open to any person or corporate body with interests in the fields of African ethnology, sociology, and linguistics. The annual membership subscription, payable in January of each year, is: All categories of membership: 6ar. .

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A good review of African political systems and regimes during colonialism and post-colonialism eras. A good comparative study of these political institutions and African sociological issues affecting these governments.
Quality of printing was below expectation.
This book, by two of the most profound students of Africa is almost shockingly germane almost 70 years after its publication. It remains relevant because
*the social units it focuses on: ethnic groups (tribes) are still extremely useful in understanding African political life
*the principals of segmentation and balanced opposition which were developed by Meyer Fortes (I wonder why he concealed his first name) are as familiar as today's news
*and finally, the observation that "In Africa it is often hardly possible to separate, even in thought, political office from ritual or religious office."

The groups involved do not include any of the players in Kenya's political life, but Zulu, BaBemba and BaNtu are described. If you want some wisdom with which to understand today's Africa, this is the place to start.
African Political Systems (International African Institute) download epub
Politics & Government
Author: Sir Edward E. Evans-Pritchard,Meyer Fortes
ISBN: 0192850407
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press (December 1961)
Pages: 326 pages