By Meyer Fortes

AFRICAN POLITICAL structures by means of Fortes, Meyer CONTENTS: EDITORS' word. PREFACE. Professor A. R. Radcliffe-Brown, M.A. (Cantab.), Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology within the collage of Oxford creation. 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 kinds of Political procedure Studied. Kinship in Political association. The impression of Demography. The effect of Mode of Livelihood. Composite Political platforms and the Conquest conception. The Territorial element. The stability of Forces within the Political approach, The prevalence and serve as of Organised strength. adjustments according to ecu Rule. the magical Values linked to Political workplace. the matter of the boundaries of the Political crew. 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 old creation. The Zulu King and the kingdom. prestige and Political energy. The Tribes in the country, Sanctions on Authority and the soundness of the country. the folks 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 procedure. Powers and Authority of the manager. Rights and obligations of Chieftainship. THE POLITICAL method 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 technological know-how, college of London 83Bantu Political association a few normal positive factors The Bemba Tribe: Tribal Composition Social Grouping Kinship neighborhood Grouping Rank different rules of Social Grouping fiscal heritage White management. Bases of Authority: The Dogma of Descent criminal ideas of Descent and Succession. services and Prerogatives of Authority: The Headman the executive. The equipment of presidency: Administrative army Judicial Advisory, the combination of the Tribe. Post-European alterations: New gurus brought results of the 1929 Ordinances. the dominion OF ANKOLE IN UGANDA okay. Oberg, A.M., Ph.D.(Chicago)t Escola Livre de Sociologia e Politica, SSo Paulo, Brazil conventional and old heritage. Political prestige, the King and the Royal Kraal. Tribute. The Cult of Bagyendanwa. Succession. end.

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Selves with a very similar culture. They have incorporated them by adoption and other ways into their lineage system; but this has not resulted in a class or caste structure or in a centralized form of government. Marked divergencies in culture and economic pursuits are probably incompatible with a segmentary political system such as that of the Nuer or the Tallensi. We have not the data to check this. It is clear, however, that a conquest theory of the primitive state assuming that the necessary historical evidence is available must take into account not only the mode of conquest and the conditions of contact, but also the similarities or divergencies in culture and mode of livelihood of conquerors and conquered and the political institutions they bring with them — — into the new combination.

Ritual powers and responsibility are distributed in conformity with the highly segmentary structure of lacking, the society. XIV. The Problem We of the Limits of the Political Group conclude by emphasizing two points of very great im- portance which are often overlooked. political units or groups, However one may define they cannot be treated in isolation, for they always form part of a larger social system. Thus, to take an extreme example, the localized lineages of the Tallensi overlap one another it is impossible to lines of political cleavage run.

I have also used many books, dispatches, and reports about Zululand in the last 100 years. For a bibliography of these, and an account of Zulu society, see E. J. Krige's Social Systems of the Zulu (Longmans, 1936). 2 A. T. Bryant, Olden Times in Zululand and Natal (Longmans, 1938); J. Y. Gibson, The Story of the Zulus (Longmans, 191 1). The account of the Zulu nation in this article is reconstructed from histories, contemporaneous records, and my questionings of old men. ; AFRICAN POLITICAL SYSTEMS 26 Game into conflict.

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