Houses in the Rainforest: Ethnicity and Inequality Among Farmers and Foragers in Central Africa / Edition 1

Houses in the Rainforest: Ethnicity and Inequality Among Farmers and Foragers in Central Africa / Edition 1

by Roy Richard Grinker, Richard Roy Grinker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520089758

ISBN-13: 9780520089754

Pub. Date: 08/04/1994

Publisher: University of California Press

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520089754
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/04/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
225
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.50(d)

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