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Bohannan, Paul

Works: 145 works in 768 publications in 7 languages and 18,182 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Compiler
Classifications: DT20, 341.3
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Most widely held works about Paul Bohannan
Most widely held works by Paul Bohannan
Africa and Africans by Paul Bohannan( Book )

60 editions published between 1964 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 2,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the long course of Africa history - the great empires, the institution of slavery, the failure of colonial government - and examines African art, family life, religion, economy and policy
Law and warfare : studies in the anthropology of conflict by Paul Bohannan( Book )

37 editions published between 1967 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World wide survey of conflict; p.11-12; Social equilibrium restored among Aborigines by means of regulated combat, nearest weapons to hand used by Gringal tribe, fixed number of spears thrown, offender to protect himself with shield, Kurnai ritual combat after death due to magic; accompanied by special songs, tribal elders as enforcement agency; p.19-20; Little formal procedure in Australia, power in hands of older men, council rather than court; p.23; Life taken not always that of slayer, any member of slayers group may be taken
Beyond the frontier : social process and cultural change by Paul Bohannan( Book )

14 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes Chapter 3 Reaction and interaction; a food gathering people and European settlement in Australia by A.P. Elkin
Social anthropology by Paul Bohannan( Book )

28 editions published between 1963 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divorce and after by Paul Bohannan( Book )

25 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinship and social organization by Paul Bohannan( Book )

15 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survey covering many tribes and areas; p.43-44; Brief notes on Australian kinship terminologies bifurcate merging plan, terms from Kakadu (Northern Australia), Arunta and Mungarai, Radcliffe-Browns two types noted, 1) Kariera & Urabunna of Lake Eyre, 2) Dieri, Central Australia from the; Arunta to the Anula and Mara, Mardudhunera of Western Australia p.61-91; Structural analysis of kinship by Kingsley Davis and W. Lloyd Warner, listed separately; p.275-283; Australian sections and subsections by R.M. and C.H. Berndt, listed separately; p.301-357; Murngin social organization by W. Lloyd Warner, Murngin social organization by William Ewart Lawrence and George Peter Murdock, Murngin social organization by A.R. Radcliffe-Brown Murngin (Wulamba) social organization by Ronald M. Berndt, ; The Murngin moral by David Maybury-Lewis, all listed separately
Markets in Africa by Paul Bohannan( Book )

42 editions published between 1962 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marriage, family, and residence by Paul Bohannan( Book )

12 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High points in anthropology by Paul Bohannan( Book )

37 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A classic collection of essays in the history of anthropological thought, the new edition has been conceptually reorganized and also includes selections by modern theorists-among them Marvin Harris, Victor Turner, and Clifford Geertz"--Publisher's description
African homicide and suicide by Paul Bohannan( Book )

29 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in English and German and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Researches into the early history of mankind and the development of civilization by Edward B Tylor( Book )

22 editions published between 1964 and 1973 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the following topics related to the early history of mankind and the development of civilization: the gesture-language; word-language; picture-writing and word writing; images and names; growth and decline of culture; the Stone Age, past and present; fire, cooking, and vessels; some remarkable customs; historical traditions and myths of observation; and the geographical distribution of myths"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Tiv economy by Paul Bohannan( Book )

26 editions published between 1968 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justice and judgment among the Tiv by Paul Bohannan( Book )

51 editions published between 1957 and 1989 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tiv of central Nigeria by Laura Bohannan( Book )

33 editions published between 1862 and 1993 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How culture works by Paul Bohannan( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Love, sex, and being human; a book about the human condition for young people by Paul Bohannan( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the happy families : exploring the varieties of family life by Paul Bohannan( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law, biology, and culture : the evolution of law by Monterey Dunes Conference( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asking and listening : ethnography as personal adaptation by Paul Bohannan( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Asking and Listening is the first book to trace the changing ways in which human beings have learned to look at "the Others Beyond the Gate" with their strange languages and stranger customs. Not a history of ethnography so much as a chronicle of its uses and potentials, Asking and Listening examines the premises of ethnography and concerns itself with a wide range of issues such as ethnocentrism and the morass of cultural relativism, the cultures of corporations, and the meaning of ethnography for government policy. It ends with an examination of the problems in charting our tomorrows: ethnography in the information age, and for the future. Through its pragmatic analysis of cultures as storehouses of alternatives in the way universal problems can and have been approached, Asking and Listening offers students not merely the opportunity to make sense of descriptions of other peoples' lifeways, but makes such ethnographic knowledge immediately useful in their own lives and choices and career plans. Book jacket"--Jacket
Tiv farm and settlement by Paul Bohannan( Book )

18 editions published between 1954 and 1970 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Bohannan, Paul 1920-2007

Bohannan, Paul James 1920-

Paul Bohannan American africanist and social anthropologist

Paul Bohannan Amerikaans antropoloog (1920-2007)

Paul Bohannan US-amerikanischer Anthropologe und Religionswissenschaftler


English (460)

Spanish (18)

French (6)

German (2)

Dutch (2)

Chinese (1)

Hebrew (1)

How culture worksAsking and listening : ethnography as personal adaptation