By Meyer Fortes
AFRICAN POLITICAL structures by means of Fortes, Meyer CONTENTS: EDITORS' observe. 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 e-book. A consultant pattern of African. Societies. Political Philosophy and Comparative Politics. the 2 different types of Political process Studied. Kinship in Political association. The impression of Demography. The effect of Mode of Livelihood. Composite Political platforms and the Conquest concept. The Territorial element. The stability of Forces within the Political approach, The occurrence and serve as of Organised strength. alterations in keeping with eu Rule. the paranormal Values linked to Political place of work. the matter of the boundaries of the Political team. the dominion OF THE ZULU OF SOUTH AFRICA. Max Gluckman. B.A. (How.) (Witwatersrand), D.Phil. (Oxon). Professor of Social Anthropology within the collage of Manchester historic creation. The Zulu King and the kingdom. prestige and Political energy. The Tribes in the kingdom, Sanctions on Authority and the steadiness of the kingdom. 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 college of Cape toton Ethnic Composition and Territorial structure. the executive process. Powers and Authority of the manager. Rights and tasks 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 institution of Economics and Political technology, collage of London 83Bantu Political association a few common beneficial properties The Bemba Tribe: Tribal Composition Social Grouping Kinship neighborhood Grouping Rank different ideas of Social Grouping monetary history White management. Bases of Authority: The Dogma of Descent felony ideas of Descent and Succession. capabilities and Prerogatives of Authority: The Headman the manager. The equipment of presidency: Administrative army Judicial Advisory, the combination of the Tribe. Post-European alterations: New specialists 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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In the homesteads the older men and the boys herded the cattle and the women worked the fields. Each homestead had its own fields and cattlefold. A demographic survey would show the homesteads scattered at some distance apart (a few hundred yards to a mile c^^ two) along the hills which, intersected by deep bush-filled valleys, characterized the interior of Zululand. The fields were mostly relatives stretch of country occupied ; and \vomen with the same clan-name could not marry one another. No formed in the period since the clans ceased to be local, political units, as in the past a chief desiring to marry a woman of his clan would split off her lineage and make of it a separate clan.
A class or caste system may result if there are great cultural and, especially, great economic divergencies. But centralized forms of government are found also with peoples of homogeneous culture and little economic differentiation like the Zulu. It is possible that groups of diverse culture are the more easily welded into a unitary political system without the I AFRICAN POLITICAL SYSTEMS lo emergence of ' A centralized classes the closer they are to form of government is different groups of closely related culture mode one another in culture.
IX. The The Territorial Aspect forms of political organization emphasized by Maine in Ancient Law and other scholars have given much attention to it. In all the societies described in this book the political system has a territorial framework, but it has a different function in the two types of political organization. The difference is due to the dominance of an administrative and judicial apparatus in one type of system and its was territorial aspect of early justly absence in the other. In the societies of Group A the administra- and obligations are territorially delimited.
African Political Systems by Meyer Fortes