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Title:The Structure of East African Age-Set Systems
Author:Morton, R.F.
Year:1979
Periodical:Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies (ISSN 0256-2316)
Volume:1
Issue:2
Pages:77-102
Language:English
Geographic terms:Kenya
Tanzania
Subjects:generations
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:http://archive.lib.msu.edu/DMC/African%20Journals/pdfs/PULA/pula001002/pula001002005.pdf
Abstract:This paper examines the structural features of four East African age-set systems: of the Masai, Arusha, Nandi and Kikuyu. The features which all systems have in common are the manner in which age-sets are recruited, the role of ritual figures in certain age-set activities, the chronological regularity of the maturation cycle, and the role and organization of the military age-sets. At the end is paid to the weakness in this structural approach. Notes.
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