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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Smith, M. G. (Michael
/$/Colonial Social Science Research
The economy of Hausa communities of Zaria
Published By: Original publisher
London, England: H. M. Stationery Off. for
the Colonial Office. 1955. viii, 273 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By M. G. Smith Ph.D.
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1997. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
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Production and supply (433);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This monograph concerning the Hausa of Zaria
Province in Nigeria, is a pioneering study of the Hausa. The monograph is
cast within the framework of British social anthropology, which is to say a
strictly functionalist approach. Hence, the various sectors of the culture,
including the social structure or local communities, the system of rank and
authority and the outline of the modern economy, are carefully and
painstakingly shown to exist in a balanced relationship to one another. In
addition to this overall interrelatedness, Smith deals exhaustively with the
organization of household and community groupings, the kinship system, the
basis of political activity and political ranking, and with an analysis of
individual and community budgets and the change in economic activity under
the so-called indirect rule policy of the British administration. An
extensive series of appendices summarizes a wide array of data on these
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Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Leslie L. Clark ; 1958
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Zaria Province, Nigeria
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Hausa (African people)