By Meyer Fortes
AFRICAN POLITICAL structures through Fortes, Meyer CONTENTS: EDITORS' be aware. PREFACE. Professor A. R. Radcliffe-Brown, M.A. (Cantab.), Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology within the college of Oxford advent. Dr. M. Fortes and Professor E. E. Evans-Pntchard goals of this publication. A consultant pattern of African. Societies. Political Philosophy and Comparative Politics. the 2 kinds of Political procedure Studied. Kinship in Political association. The impact of Demography. The effect of Mode of Livelihood. Composite Political structures and the Conquest thought. The Territorial point. The stability of Forces within the Political procedure, The occurrence and serve as of Organised strength. alterations in accordance with eu Rule. the paranormal Values linked to Political workplace. the matter of the bounds of the Political staff. the dominion OF THE ZULU OF SOUTH AFRICA. Max Gluckman. B.A. (How.) (Witwatersrand), D.Phil. (Oxon). Professor of Social Anthropology within the college of Manchester old creation. The Zulu King and the country. prestige and Political energy. The Tribes in the country, Sanctions on Authority and the soundness of the country. the folk and their Leaders. The interval of ecu Rule. end. THE POLITICAL association OF THE NGWATO OF BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE. /. Schapera, M.A, (Cape town), Ph.D., D.Sc.(London), F.R.S.S.Af. Professor of Social Anthropology within the collage of Cape toton Ethnic Composition and Territorial structure. the executive procedure. Powers and Authority of the executive. Rights and duties of Chieftainship. THE POLITICAL procedure OF THE BEMBA TRIBE NORTHEASTERN RHODESIA. Audrey I. Richards, M.A«(Cantab\ Ph.D.(London). Reader in Social Anthropology on the London university of Economics and Political technology, collage of London 83Bantu Political association a few common positive aspects The Bemba Tribe: Tribal Composition Social Grouping Kinship neighborhood Grouping Rank different rules of Social Grouping financial history White management. Bases of Authority: The Dogma of Descent felony principles of Descent and Succession. features and Prerogatives of Authority: The Headman the executive. The equipment of presidency: Administrative army Judicial Advisory, the mixing of the Tribe. Post-European adjustments: New gurus brought results of the 1929 Ordinances. the dominion OF ANKOLE IN UGANDA ok. Oberg, A.M., Ph.D.(Chicago)t Escola Livre de Sociologia e Politica, SSo Paulo, Brazil conventional and historic history. Political prestige, the King and the Royal Kraal. Tribute. The Cult of Bagyendanwa. Succession. end.
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Zulu 4. Banyankole 7. Tallensi 2. Ngwato Bemba 5. Kede 8. Nuer 6. Bantu Kavirondo 3. INTRODUCTION Each essay 3 furnishes, nevertheless, a useful standard by which may be the political systems of other peoples in the same area No classified. we such classification is attempted in this book, but recognize that a satisfactory comparative study of African political institutions can only be undertaken after a classification It would then be possible to study a of the kind has been made. whole range of adjacent societies in the light of the Ngwato system, the Tale system, the Ankole system, the Bemba system, and so on, and, by analysis, to state the chief characters of series of political systems found in large areas.
Such a development is suggested for the Zulu and Banyankole. But the history of all the peoples treated in this book is not well enough known to enable us to declare with any degree of certainty what course their political development has taken. The problem must therefore be stated in a different way. All the societies of Group A appear to be an amalgam of different peoples, each aware of its unique origin and history, and all except the Zulu and Bemba are still to-day culturally heterogeneous.
If he capitulates entirely, government. he He may become a mere puppet of the pattern of reciprocal rights and duties which is destroyed. former Alternatively, he status, to colonial loses the support of his people because the some extent, may be bound him to them able to safeguard his by openly or covertly leading the opposition which his people inevitably feel towards alien rule. Very often he is in the equivocal position of having to reconcile his contradictory roles as representative of his people against the colonial government and of the latter against his people.