Greenberg, Joseph Harold, 1915-. Islam and clan organization among the Hausa

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Title: Islam and clan organization among the Hausa

Published in: Southwestern journal of anthropology -- Vol. 3

Published By: Southwestern journal of anthropology -- Vol. 3 Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 1947. 193-211 p.

By line: Joseph H. Greenberg

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1997. Computer File

Culture: Hausa (MS12)

Subjects: Kin groups (610); General character of religion (771);

Abstract: This article is concerned with Hausa clan and related social organization and practices, and the changes in these subsequent to the introduction of Islam to the Hausa region. After a brief introduction, Greenberg treats the pagan Hausa clan in its various aspects: family, household, inter-clan and political relationships, labor division and organization for cooperative agricultural and other pursuits, clan names, totems, taboos, deities, political offices, and titles. In the second section of his work, Greenberg discusses the effects of the recent conversion to Islam on the clan organization and the related economic and social aspects of the culture.

Document Number: 8

Document ID: ms12-008

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1938-1939

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: George R. Bedell ; 1959

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Nigeria

LCSH: Hausa (African people)


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