Smets, George. The structure of the Barundi community: (Ruanda-Urundi Territory, Central Africa)

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Title: The structure of the Barundi community: (Ruanda-Urundi Territory, Central Africa)

Published in: Man -- Vol. 46

Published By: Man -- Vol. 46 London: [Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, etc.], 1946. 12-16 p.

By line: George Smets

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Barundi (FO58)

Subjects: Ethnic stratification (563); Topography and geology (133); Land use (311); Retail marketing (443); Dance (535); Hunting and trapping (224); Fishing (226); Domesticated animals (231); Division of labor by gender (462); Organized ceremonial (796); Territorial hierarchy (631); Chief executive (643); Exploitation (661); Real property (423); Occupational specialization (463); Medium of exchange (436);

Abstract: The author treats ethnic divisions of the Rundi, geography, the community settlement pattern with respect to the peculiar lack of markets, the economic importance of agriculture and cattle-breeding, political and social hierarchy, and the relationships among various social groupings. In his summary he emphasizes the importance of personal relationships and the impact of foreign influence in changing many traditional institutions. At the time of publication the author was Professor in the UniversitT Libre de Bruxelles and Head of the Institut de Sociologie Solvay.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: fo58-002

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1935

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: George R. Bedell ; 1959

Coverage Date: 1935-1946

Coverage Place: Burundi

LCSH: Rundi (African people)


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