Introduction to British Social Anthropology, and its general concerns: social stability vs. social change, the maintenance of order in society, resolution of conflicts, kinship and hierarchy, and the lines of causality among individual agents, society, and environment.
Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (1940) The Nuer : a description of the modes of livelihood and political institutions of a Nilotic people. Oxford, England, & New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Turner, Victor W. (1957) Schism and continuity in an African society; a study of Ndembu village life. Manchester, England: Published on behalf of the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute, Northern Rhodesia, by Manchester University Press.
Bailey, F. G. (1960) Tribe, caste, and nation; a study of political activity and political change in highland Orissa. Manchester, England: Manchester University Press.
Barth, Fredrik. (1965) Political leadership among Swat Pathans. London, England: University of London, Athlone Press; & New York, NY: Humanities Press.
Leach, Edmund R. (1954) Political systems of highland Burma; a study of Kachin social structure. London, England: London School of Economics and Political Science.
Cohen, Abner. (1965) Arab border-villages in Israel; a study of continuity and change in social organization. Manchester, England: Manchester University Press.
Frankenberg, Ronald. (1957) Village on the border; a social study of religion, politics and football in a North Wales community. London, England: Cohen & West.
Discussion and review of the course.
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