For Men and Elders: Change in the Relations of Generations and of Men and Women Among the Nyakyusa-Ngonde People 1875-1971 (Paperback)

For Men and Elders: Change in the Relations of Generations and of Men and Women Among the Nyakyusa-Ngonde People 1875-1971 By Monica Wilson Cover Image

For Men and Elders: Change in the Relations of Generations and of Men and Women Among the Nyakyusa-Ngonde People 1875-1971 (Paperback)

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Originally published in 1977, this volume completes with a wealth of case material and against the background of a whole century, Monica Wilson's detailed study of the Nyakyusa-Ngonde people of Tanzania and Malawi. The unusual age-village system for which the Nyakyusa are well known has broken down under the economic presures of the prohibition of cattle raiding, lad shortage and labour migration and the changing values of the 20th century. The book traces the roots of these developments which are parallelled in many parts of Africa and emphasize the zig-zag nature of the path of social change.

Product Details ISBN: 9781138600386
ISBN-10: 1138600385
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: April 29th, 2020
Pages: 222
Language: English