ERIC Number: ED241392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Image and Reality in African Interethnic Relations: The Fulbe and Their Neighbors. Studies in Third World Societies, Publication Number Eleven.
Schultz, Emily A., Ed.
The eight articles in this collection focus on the Fulbe culture in West Africa, its intragroup relationships as well as its relations with other ethnic groups. Each article relates the concept of ethnicity to social and political differentiation among tribes. Following an introduction by Emily Schultz, John Lewis presents the findings of three field visits to evaluate transhumant cattle management in the Sahel. Paul Riesman examines the relationship between the Fulani people of West Africa and their environment, paying particular attention to the people's cultural and environmental ties to their cattle. Gregory Finnegan and Christopher Delgado discuss the relationship between the Mossi farmers and the Fulbe herders in Upper Volta. The changing significance ethnicity has in the various power relationships of the aristocracy of the Sokota is presented by Joyce Hendrixson. James Vaughan examines intersocietal relations of two groups, the Margi and the Fulani, from a historical perspective, focusing on the reasons for cultural barriers against the Fulani. Chantal Collard discusses the various neighbors of the Fulbe, and Emily Schultz is concerned with perceptions of ethnicity in Guider Town, Cameroon. A final article, by Eric Ayisi, analyzes the main points of the preceding articles. Notes on contributing authors conclude the journal. (LP)
Descriptors: African Culture, Agricultural Production, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Area Studies, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context, Culture, Developing Nations, Environment, Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Studies, Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, Group Dynamics, Intergroup Relations, Livestock, Political Issues, Social Discrimination, Social Environment, Social Science Research, Social Status
Department of Anthropology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23185 ($7.00 institutions; $6.00 individuals; $5.00 students).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. Dept. of Anthropology.
Identifiers: Africa (West); Camaroon; Fulbe (Tribes); West Africans
Note: For related documents, see ED 229 315 and SO 015 396.