Wayward servants: the two worlds of the African Pygmies
The Natural History Press • Garden City, N.Y. • Published In 1965 • Pages:
By: Turnbull, Colin M..
AbstractOn 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.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Central Africa
- Document Type
- Adolph Hoehling ; John Beierle
- Coverage Date
- not specified
- Coverage Place
- Ituri Forest, Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Colin M. Turnbull
- Includes bibliography.|Includes index