Culture and Behavior of the Sebei: A Study in Continuity and Adaptation

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CULTURE AND BEHAVIOR THE SEBEI
A Study in Continuity and Adaptation

BY WALTER GOLDSCHMIDT With the assistance of Gale Goldschmidt

A Contribution to the Studies in Culture and Ecology Edited by Walter Goldschmidt

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS Berkeley • Los Angeles • London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Appendixes x
  • Illustrations xi
  • Albums xii
  • Tables xiii
  • Preface xv
  • Introduction - The Theory And Practice of Ethnography 1
  • Chapter 1 - History: the Broader Context of Sebei Culture 11
  • Chapter 2 - The Environmental Context 33
  • Album I - People and Places *
  • Chapter 3 - The Sebei Polity 55
  • Chapter 4 - Clan, Kin, and Age-Set 86
  • Chapter 5 - The Role of Livestock Among the Sebei 112
  • Chapter 6 - The Role of Agriculture 146
  • Album II - Economic Activities *
  • Chapter 7 - Compensation, Craftsmanship And The Cash Economy 186
  • Chapter 8 - Women and Men 203
  • Chapter 9 - Infancy and Childhood 243
  • Album III - Parents and Children *
  • Chapter 10 - The Ritual Transformation From Child to Adult 267
  • Chapter 11 - Sebei Metaphysics 302
  • Album IV - Initiation *
  • Chapter 12 - Continuities And Adaptations 342
  • L'Envoi 358
  • Appendix A - Chronology 359
  • Appendix B - Sebei Calendar 361
  • Appendix C - Kin Terminology 362
  • Appendix D - Analytic Summary Of Sebei Rituals 365
  • Appendix E - Ritual Ethnobotany 371
  • Glossary 373
  • Bibliography 379
  • Index 385
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