Social Facts and Fabrications Customary Law on Kilimanjaro, 1880-1980

ISBN-10: 0521312019
ISBN-13: 9780521312011
Authors: Sally Falk Moore
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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Cambridge University Press Number of pages: 416 Dimensions: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall Weight: 1.232 lbs. Language: English

Table of contents

List of tables
List of illustrations
Foreword by Alfred Harris
Introduction: A time-orientated anthropology: events, processes and history
Precolonial Economy, Politics and Law
the nineteenth century on Kilimanjaro: ivory, slaves, cattle and warfare
Practical norms and mystical ideas in Chagga law
The powers and obligations of chiefs and commoners
Twentieth-century Transformations: Economy, Government, Courts and Cases
The German period: chiefs, cattle, cash and courts
The British colonial period and beyond: an economic overview
The formal structure of local government and local courts
The case reports
The modern uses of 'customary law': lineage, land and organisational control
The localised patriline in the 1960s and 1970s
The chronicle of the M - lineage
The local lineage and the larger setting
Epilogue: From types to sequences: social change in anthropology