Childs, Gladwyn Murray, 1896-1975. Umbundu kinship & character: being a description of social structure and individual development of the Ovimbundu of Angola, with observations concerning the bearing on the enterprise of Christian missions of certain phases of the life and culture desc

Table of Contents

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Introduction

Chapter I Habitat

Morphology

Climate

Environmental Factors

Neighbouring Peoples

European Administration, Communications, Missions

Widespread Use Of Umbundu

Bibliography

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Part One Social Structure

Chapter Ii Political And Social Life

The Tribe

The King

Sub-tribes

The Village

The Village Plan

The Villagers

Social Life Of The Village

The Village Headman

Moving A Village

Chapter Iii Kinship

The Household

Kinship

The Kin

Sorcery

The Hierarchy Of Age

Umbundu Social Structure: Summary

Chapter Iv Significance Of The Social Structure

Bibliography

Part Two Individual Development And Education

Chapter V The Umbundu Baby

Birth

The Period Of Lying-in (ocitete) 1

Babyhood Proper

The Sitting Baby Or Toddler (ocisembe)

Chapter Vi Childhood

The Child ( Oneñe Or Omõlã 1 )

Later Childhood

Chapter Vii Adolescence

From Puberty Until Marriage

Summary Of Chapters V–vii

Chapter Viii Analysis Of Umbundu Development

Education And Society

Social Adjustment

The Umbundu Estimate Of Character

Chapter Ix Educational Evaluations

Character

Educational Method

Educational Content

Instrumentalities

Educational Policy

Chapter X Particular Fields Of Education

Method And Content

Christian Education

Treatment Of Other Umbundu Material

Chapter Xi Education And Life

Can Umbundu Knowledge And Practice Yet Be Adapted?

What Should Be Central For The Umbundu Curriculum?

Community Education

Bibliography

Part Three

Chapter Xii Historical

Pre-history

Tribal Divisions Of The Ovimbundu

Tribal Origins

Historical Development

Recent Developments

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Title: Umbundu kinship & character: being a description of social structure and individual development of the Ovimbundu of Angola, with observations concerning the bearing on the enterprise of Christian missions of certain phases of the life and culture desc

Published By: London ; New York: Published for the International African Institute by the Oxford University Press, 1949. xviii, 245 p.: ill., maps

By line: Gladwyn Murray Childs

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

Culture: Ovimbundu (FP13)

Subjects: Settlement patterns (361); External trade (439); Household (592); Kinship terminology (601); Kin relationships (602); Lineages (613); Community structure (621); External relations (648); Infancy and childhood (850); Socialization (860);

Abstract: This volume, as stated in the subtitle, is a 'description of the social structure and individual development of the Ovimbundu of Angola, with observations concerning the bearing on the enterprise of Christian missions of certain phases of the life and culture described.' It contains ample sections on the identification of the Ovimbundu and their neighbors, their territorial hierarchy and spatial distribution. Particularly useful is the synchronous historical and traditional chart of the Ovimbundu from the time of earliest Portuguese contact until the present (pp. 224-231). The emphasis in the treatment of social structure is upon child training and education and kinship, especially insofar as they may be adapted to future missionary policy. Technology and economics are only briefly discussed. Detailed bibliographies are appended after each chapter. The measure of the author's objectivity may be tested by consulting McCulloch's critical summary (2: McCulloch).

Document Number: 1

Document ID: fp13-001

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: 1924-1940

Evaluation: Missionary-5

Analyst: Richard Schaedel ; 1955

Coverage Date: 1920-1940

Coverage Place: Ngendo, Cuanza Sul, Angola

LCSH: Mbundu (African people)

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