Turnbull, Colin M.
Wayward servants: the two worlds of the African Pygmies
Garden City, N.Y.: The Natural History Press, 1965. 14, 391 p.: ill., maps
Colin M. Turnbull
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Tribe and nation (619);
On the basis of an extensive and close association with a band of the Epulu net-hunters, Colin Turnbull examines the cultural factors contributing to the cohesiveness of the Mbuti bands and their independence of villager control. Turnbull rests the weight of his proof on examination of the puberty initiation and death rituals as practiced in the band. Turnbull concludes that the Mbuti Pygmies are quite self-reliant and have a value system which distinctly separates them fron the neighboring villagers.
Document ID: fo04-002
Includes bibliography.|Includes index
1951, 1957, 1958
Adolph Hoehling ; John Beierle
Ituri Forest, Democratic Republic of the Congo