9780854962822-0854962824-Schism and Continuity in an African Society: A Study of Ndembu Village Life (Classic Reprint Series)

Schism and Continuity in an African Society: A Study of Ndembu Village Life (Classic Reprint Series)

ISBN-13: 9780854962822
ISBN-10: 0854962824
Edition: 1
Author: Turner, Victor
Publication date: 1996
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 348 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780854962822
ISBN-10: 0854962824
Edition: 1
Author: Turner, Victor
Publication date: 1996
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 348 pages

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Acknowledged authors Turner, Victor wrote Schism and Continuity in an African Society: A Study of Ndembu Village Life (Classic Reprint Series) comprising 348 pages back in 1996. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0854962824 and 9780854962822. Since then Schism and Continuity in an African Society: A Study of Ndembu Village Life (Classic Reprint Series) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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With a new foreword by Bruce Kapferer, Professor of Anthropology, James Cook University- A reprint of the seminal anthropological work of the 1960s. Originally published by Manchester University Press.Victor Turner will be remembered as the anthropologist who developed the concept of the 'social drama', a method used extensively by anthropologists to describe and analyse the social life of a community. In essence, this technique involves analysing social crises within a community over a period of time in order to gain a better understanding of the key principles that govern the social life of the community.This book -- Turner's first 'social drama' study -- focuses on the village life of the Ndembu of Zambia who were then under British rule. The social constraints, such as the matrilineally-inherited headmanship system, and the various releases from these constraints, provoked periodic crises which caused great disruption and pain. These crises made visible the contradictions between the principles governing social life and the conflicts experienced between individuals and groups when enforcing these principles. Seven social dramas are discussed - all from one family over a period of twenty years -- each substantiated by sociological and demographic research.

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