Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan), 1902-1973. The Nuer: tribe and clan

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Title: The Nuer: tribe and clan

Published in: Sudan notes and record -- Vol. 16, part 1

Published By: Sudan notes and record -- Vol. 16, part 1 Khartoum: [s.n.], 1933. 1-53 p.: ill., maps

By line: By E. E. Evans-Pritchard

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Nuer (FJ22)

Subjects: Status, role, and prestige (554); Lineages (613); Clans (614); Tribe and nation (619); Community structure (621); Territorial hierarchy (631);

Abstract: In this article, Evans-Pritchard describes the social and political organization of the Nuer. In particular, the relationship between lineage organization, on the one hand, and tribal and sub-tribal organization on the other, is explored. Similarly, the relationship between lineage organization and community structure is examined. The confusion in social terminology resulting from these relationships is explained in detail. Five maps illustrate the location and migratory movements of the Nuer and their various tribes and segments.

Document Number: 12

Document ID: fj22-012

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references diagrams are numbered to 9 and number 6 is missing from the original.

Field Date: 1930-1931

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Arthur Fields ; 1957

Coverage Date: 1923-1931

Coverage Place: Sobat and Jonglei Provinces, Sudan

LCSH: Nuer (African people)


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