Friends for Life, Friends for Death: Cohorts and Consciousness Among the Lunda-Ndembu (Paperback)James A. Pritchett (author)
Paperback 280 Pages / Published: 30/08/2009
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Breaking away from traditional ethnographic accounts often limited by theoretical frameworks and rhetorical styles, ""Friends for Life, Friends for Death"" offers an insider's view into the day-to-day lives of a self-selected group of male friends within the Lunda-Ndembu society in northwestern Zambia. During his two decades of fieldwork in this region, James Pritchett followed a group of Lunda-Ndembu males, here called Amabwambu (the friends), revealing the importance of the clique both as a principal agent for receiving and interpreting information from and about the world and as a place where strategies could be hatched, tested, and applied. Viewing friendship, versus kinship, as a critical rather than peripheral element of the Lunda-Ndembu and other groups, the author offers new insights into the ways social structures are able to stay viable even in the face of radical change.
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 17 mm
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