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review The Nuer: A Description of the Modes of Livelihood and Political Institutions of a Nilotic People (Classic Reprint) 103 è ➢ [Epub] ➜ The Nuer: A Description of the Modes of Livelihood and Political Institutions of a Nilotic People (Classic RepriTo the Sudan Government and to Nuer A Description eBook #10003 the Leverhulme Research Fellowships Committee I make grateful acknowledgementsAbout the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Findat wwwforgottenbookscomThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses Nuer A Description of the PDF or state of the art technology to digitally re. This book is just a photocopy of a used copy Even has underlines on parts Hard cover is poor uality But it is the book it's supposed to be

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Construct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original Nuer A Description of the PDF or such as a blemish or missing page may be replicated in our edition We do however repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical work. This pioneering book of cultural anthropology written in the mid World War years by one of the true pioneers of the field provides insightful and detailed information about the life of a pre modern society of Sudanese living along the Upper Nile the Nuer Evans Pritchard spent considerable time in the field investigating the Nuer learning their language tweezing out their remarkably complex culture and society and analyzing their relationship to an unforgiving ecology their economy based on cattle raising their structure of family and tribal descent The chapter that explores the Nuer management of and dependence on cattle raising alone is worth the book's purchase price Most of all Evans Pritchard makes the reader aware of the complexities and sophistication in a pre modern; native culture and society bereft of writing most private possessions law and institutionalized political economic and social leadership

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The Nuer A Description of the Modes of Livelihood and Political Institutions of a Nilotic People Classic ReprintExcerpt from The A Description PDFEPUB #193 Nuer A Description of the Modes of Livelihood and Political Institutions of a Nilotic PeopleMY study of the Nuer was undertaken at the reuest of and was mainly financed by the The Nuer PDFEPUB or Government of the anglo egyptian Sudan which also contributed generously towards the publica tion of its results Part of the inuiry was carried out as a Leverhulme Research Fellow. Evans Pritchard was one of the earliest professional anthropologists to study African cultures The Nuer was one of his major monographs it is a classic study but continues to have relevance today Before Evans Pritchard anthropology was largely descriptive but he was interested in ideas rather than facts He improved standards of reporting observations but importantly sought to examine the relationship between social order and the symbols and values that support and promote orderHis book gives a perceptive and elouent analysis of the pastoral Nuer people as they existed in the 1930s They had no defined leaders and were highly individualistic but at the same time belonged to a community This community maintained its social order through shared values and a complex lineage system Evans Pritchard described and analysed the critical importance cattle to the Nuer both economically as the main source of their livelihood but importantly socially as the basis of relationships between individuals and families He considered that all Nuer economic relations formed part of social relationships and that the love of cattle was at the heart of both Nuer opinion of a person was based on how many they owned; those without cattle were held in contempt They raided the neighbouring Dinka people to steal cattle and most disputes and feuds were based on cattleThe book has an elegiac uality as the Nuer society he described no longer exists From the 1960s external influences increased and the area they live in was at area of conflict Despite this and despite Evans Pritchard's stance as an observer rather a participant which gives an air of remoteness to his work The Nuer is essential reading for anyone interested in social anthropology