The Nuer of the Southern Sudan. E. E. Evans-Pritchard. I write shortiy of the Nuer because I have at ready recorded a considerable part of my ob servations on. While undeniably a classic in the field, The Nuer has met with extensive criticism. McKinnon's article examines the work of Evans-Pritchard and that of his critics. The Nuer: a description of the modes of livelihood and political institutions of a Nilotic people [E E. Evans-Pritchard] on *FREE*.


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Levi-Strauss and beyond, — University of Chicago Pres.

Key References Dumont, Louis. The Caste System and Its Implications. In Sudan he raised irregular troops among the Anuak to harass the Italians and engaged in guerrilla warfare.

evans pritchard the nuer In he was posted to the British Military Administration of Cyrenaica in North Africa, and it was on the basis of his experience there that he produced The Sanusi of Cyrenaica.

He remained at All Souls College for the rest of his career.

Among the doctoral students he advised was the late M. Srinivasthe doyen among India's sociologists who coined some of the key concepts in Indian sociological discourse, including " Sanskritization ", "dominant caste" and "vote bank.

E. E. Evans-Pritchard

Mary Douglas 's classic Purity and Danger on pollutions and uncertainty — what we often denote as 'risk' — was fundamentally influenced by Evans-Pritchard's views on how accusations, blame and responsibility are deployed though culturally specific conceptions of misfortune and harm.

But this was based on very different attitudes to the world around them, and each other. In part this evans pritchard the nuer reflected in their attitudes to leadership.


There are evans pritchard the nuer, but they are not permanent ones whose every word must be obeyed. Evans-Pritchard describes the tut a "chief man of his family and joint family" who "takes the most prominent part in settling the affairs of these groups, but he cannot A joint family decide on the advice of their tut to change camp Leadership in a evans pritchard the nuer community consists of an influential man deciding to do something and the people of other hamlets following suit at their convenience.

Most of this is only going to be of interest to the student of anthropology, though for the lay reader, nuggets continually shine through.

E. E. Evans-Pritchard - Wikipedia

I was struck evans pritchard the nuer the authors explanation of the way that the Nuer have an entirely different conception of time. For them there are more spacings of time in the morning, when they are busiest looking after cattle than in the afternoon.

Because of the lack of written records their history never grows beyond a few memorable generations. Evans-Pritchard points out that for the Nuer, the "distance between the beginning of the world and the present day remains unalterable" and was shown the tree evans pritchard the nuer which humans came into being.

The Nuer - Wikipedia

I know that evans pritchard the nuer reading Dave Eggers book I wish a had a better sense of tribal systems and in its overly western theoretical style, this book provides that. What I am mainly recommending here is a leaf through.


Nov 04, Sara rated it did not like it colonialist nonsense, but a first effort at true ethnography, just misguided. Jan 02, Martin Empson rated it it was amazing In summary, what Evans-Pritchard's detailed studies show, is that people who have different modes of production have different social evans pritchard the nuer which consequently shapes different ideas in peoples heads.