Houses in the Rain Forest

Houses in the Rain Forest

Ethnicity and Inequality Among Farmers and Foragers in Central Africa

eBook - 1994
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This is the first ethnographic study of the farmers and foragers of northeastern Zaire since Colin Turnbull's classic works of the 1960s. Roy Richard Grinker lived for nearly two years among the Lese farmers and their long-term partners, the Efe (Pygmies), learned their languages, and gained unique insights into their complex social relations and ethnic identities. By showing how political organization is structured by ethnic and gender relations in the Lese house, Grinker challenges previous views of the Lese and Efe and other farmer-forager societies, as well as the conventional anthropological boundary between domestic and political contexts.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [1994], ©1994
ISBN: 9780520915664
Branch Call Number: 305.8009 Gr
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 225 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: EBSCOhost (Online service)
Alternative Title: Houses in the rainforest


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