Book

Wayward servants: the two worlds of the African Pygmies

The Natural History PressGarden City, N.Y. • Published In 1965 • Pages:

By: Turnbull, Colin M..

Abstract
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.
Subjects
Tribe and nation
culture
Mbuti
HRAF PubDate
1995
Region
Africa
Sub Region
Central Africa
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Creator Type
Ethnologist
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Adolph Hoehling ; John Beierle
Coverage Date
not specified
Coverage Place
Ituri Forest, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Notes
Colin M. Turnbull
Includes bibliography.|Includes index
LCCN
65017265
LCSH
Bambute