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Together, these provide the twin strands of a man's career, opposed ritually and reflecting a fundamental ambivalence in Maasai thought. The analysis is illustrated with extensive case material from the the Matapato, selected for this study as a typical Maasai group.
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By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Paul Spencer. Computer File. Maasai FL Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Pastoral activities ; Settlement patterns ; Age stratification ; Family relationships ; Military organization ; Organized ceremonial ;.
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This work focuses on the dynamics of the age grade system of the Maasai of Matapato, Kenya. The age grade system provides the central institution for political action in the society. According to Spencer, this is the '…first stage of an extended rite of transition separating them from the villages ruled by the elders and culminating years later when they are themselves incorporated into elderhood' p.
A description of this process occupies the major portion of this monograph. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. Language: Language that the document is written in English.
The Maasai of Matapato : A Study of Rituals of Rebellion
Note: Includes bibliographical references p. Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document July September Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist John Beierle ;
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