These essays are mainly concerned with the development of some of Max Gluckman's ideas about African politics. He regarded frequent rebellions to replace incumbents of political offices (as against revolutions to alter the structure of offices) as inherent in these politics. Later he connected this situation with modes of husbandry, problems of ...Read MoreThese essays are mainly concerned with the development of some of Max Gluckman's ideas about African politics. He regarded frequent rebellions to replace incumbents of political offices (as against revolutions to alter the structure of offices) as inherent in these politics. Later he connected this situation with modes of husbandry, problems of the devolution of power, types of weapons and the law of treason. He advanced to a general theory of ritual, as well as to general propositions about the position of officials representing conflicting interests within a hierarchy, typified by the African chief under colonial rule. Originally published in 1963.Read Less
Good. B0000CLMK0 1963 HC. EX-Library with a minimum of markings. Clean text. Clean pages. Tight binding. Minor cover / edge wear. Plenty of good use left in this volume. Good copy for reading or study.
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Very good. First Edition. Unread. Previous owner name inked on front free page. Previous owner was Elizabeth Colson, Emeritus Professor, US Berkeley. Dr. Colson is best known for her ongoing fieldwork with the Gwembe Tonga of Zambia, which began in 1956 through the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute as a controlled study of the social change caused by forced resettlement. No other markings in book. Laid in is a slip from University of Manchester: With Compliments of Professor M. Gluckman, Dept. of Social Anthropology and Soci.
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