A Nilotic World: The Atuot-Speaking Peoples of the Southern Sudan

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This study offers an ethnographic portrait of the Atuot-speaking peoples of the Southern Sudan. While placing them in relation to neighboring Nilotic groups, it also provides a general description of Atuot communities. Topics examined include migration, ecology, settlement patterns and modes of production, social and religious values, and the interplay between individual experience and social convention. By focusing on a specific group of social facts, Burton develops a regional framework that includes not only ...

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This study offers an ethnographic portrait of the Atuot-speaking peoples of the Southern Sudan. While placing them in relation to neighboring Nilotic groups, it also provides a general description of Atuot communities. Topics examined include migration, ecology, settlement patterns and modes of production, social and religious values, and the interplay between individual experience and social convention. By focusing on a specific group of social facts, Burton develops a regional framework that includes not only the Atuot-speaking peoples but also the more numerous Nuer and Dinka populations.

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JOHN W.BURTON is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Connecticut College.

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Table of Contents

Preface

A People Called Atuot

Modes of Subsistence

The Social Reproduction of Society

A Moral Order of Society

Individual and Social Experience

Nilotic Peoples in a Changing World

Appendices: Published Sources on the Atuot; Bridewealth Cattle; Atuot Relationship Terminology

Bibliography

Index

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