This series of Classics in African Anthropology is primarily drawn from a distinct family of texts which dominated the academic analysis of society in mid-20th century Africa. The texts reproduced are significant yet often neglected, and have stood the test of time.
New edition of I.M. Lewis's classic 1961 study of pastoralism in Somalia, published in association with the International African Institute
North America: Transaction Books; Germany: Lit Verlag
Ecology and clan; pastoralism and the structure of grazing encampments; settlement and cultivation; clanship and the paradigm of the lineage system; clanship and contract; authority and sanctions; force and feud; nationalism and party politics; conclusion; appendix - some factors connected with the formation of the Somali Youth League.