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Title:Age, Descent and Elders among the Pokomo
Author:Townsend, Norman
Year:1977
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume:47
Issue:4
Pages:386-397
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:Pokomo
generations
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1158344
http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pao:&rft_dat=xri:pao:article:4011-1977-047-00-000029
Abstract:The Pokomo are a congeries of the three Bantu-speaking and one Galla-speaking peoples, living along the banks of the Tana, Kenya's largest river. This paper exposes the part played by notions of age and of descent among the Pokomo in their mode of livelihood, and the articulation between the social relations that are generated and their material setting. Sections: Introduction - The material setting - Units of production and units of reproduction - Descent and land - Age-related institutions - Control over women - Colonial rule - Conclusion. Ref., notes, figure, French summary.
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