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SYNOPSIS These thirty‐two songs are translated and analysed from the literary point of view. The first part of the paper treats the background of the songs, i.e. the hunting customs and relevant beliefs. The second part gives the actual songs with the English translation and a short commentary...
SYNOPSIS The author is interested in the relation which exists between the cultural main‐factors: religion; economics, social organization and starts with some information on what has been done in this connection, then restricts herself to her own investigations of 1938 and 1939 on the Nsei, in...
SYNOPSIS The relationship of pals is marked by playful insulting (egosori), including obscenity and other classic features of joking relationships. A typical usage is a mutual form of address equivalent to “uncircumcized person”. The privilege of mutual playful insulting is based on common...
The Lineage Principle in Gusii Society. Philip Mayer. (Oxford University Press, for the International African Institute, Memorandum XXIV, London: 1949.) 35 pp. 3/‐. Gusii Bridewealth Law and Custom. Rhodes‐Livingstone Papers No. 18. P. Mayer. (Oxford University Press, Cape Town: 1950.) v+67 pp....
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