Ames, David W.. Wolof co-operative work groups

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Title: Wolof co-operative work groups

Published in: Continuity and change in African cultures, edited by William R. Bascom and Melville J. Herskovits

Published By: Continuity and change in African cultures, edited by William R. Bascom and Melville J. Herskovits Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1959. 224-237 p.

By line: David W. Ames

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Wolof (MS30)

Subjects: Mutual aid (476); Sodalities (575); Tillage (241); Labor and leisure (461); Nuptials (585);

Abstract: The source begins with a short introductory section on the culture of the Wolof, summarizing the major features of their society. the author follows this with a description of the composition and functions of the Wolof co-operative work group, showing its relationship not only to agriculture but also to marriage customs, etc. Finally, he suggests ways in which the work group might provide a solution to contemporary problems in Wolof culture.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: ms30-002

Document Type: essay

Language: English

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Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: 1950-1951

Evaluation: Social Anthropologist-5

Analyst: James R. Leary; 1959

Coverage Date: 1950-1951

Coverage Place: Njau, Upper Saloum and Ballangar, Lower Saloum; The Gambia

LCSH: Wolof (African people)

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