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Author Douglas, Mary, 1921-2007.

Title The Lele of the Kasai / Mary Douglas
Edition [New edition]
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 286 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Collected works / Mary Douglas ; v. 1
Douglas, Mary, 1921-2007. Works. 2010 ; v. 1
Contents Preface to the new ed. -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- I. Lele on the map -- II. Productive side of the economy -- III. Distribution of wealth -- IV. Village: offices and age-sets -- V. Clans -- VI. Marriage: I. Private wife and private family -- VII. Marriage: II. Communal village-wife and communal family -- VIII. Blood debts -- IX. Village: as creditor and debtor -- X. Role of the aristocratic clan in relations between villages -- XI. Religious sanctions on village unity and the organization of village cults -- XII. Sorcery -- XIII. Control of sorcery -- XIV. European impact on Lele society -- Appendix A: Documentation of South Homba -- Appendix B: Bibliographic references -- Index
Notes "First issued in paperback 2010"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 280-282) and index
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Subject Ethnology.
Lele (Congolese (Democratic Republic) people)
Kasai River (Angola and Congo)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1136488928 (electronic bk.)
9781136488924 (electronic bk.)