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Middleton, John 1921-2009

Works: 119 works in 838 publications in 4 languages and 24,782 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Reference works  Juvenile works  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: GN490, 133.4
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Most widely held works about John Middleton
Most widely held works by John Middleton
Gods and rituals : readings in religious beliefs and practices by John Middleton( Book )

45 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in English and French and held by 1,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains Chapter 7 The nature of Australian totenism by A.P. Elkin, listed separately
Magic, witchcraft, and curing by John Middleton( Book )

38 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in English and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative political systems; studies in the politics of pre-industrial societies by Ronald Cohen( Book )

29 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World wide study of pre-industrial societies; p.45; Notes complexity of kinship system in Australia; p.68; Size of tribe dependent on seasonal change; p.94; Footnote definition of tribe in Australia
Encyclopedia of Africa south of the Sahara( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arranged alphabetically. In addition to biographies, extensive country information (primarily postindependence), and historical events, the encyclopedia treats general topics in articles such as agriculture, political systems, and religion and ritual
The Lugbara of Uganda by John Middleton( Book )

35 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myth and cosmos; readings in mythology and symbolism by John Middleton( Book )

34 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in English and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by anthropologists who relate some of the ways in which people conceive of their society and the world in which it is set
Lugbara religion; ritual and authority among an East African people by John Middleton( Book )

60 editions published between 1960 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From child to adult; studies in the anthropology of education by John Middleton( Book )

28 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribes without rulers; studies in African segmentary systems by John Middleton( Book )

54 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent research in Africa has shown a wide range of political systems, from small societies of wandering hunters to large states of several million people comparable with mediaeval European feudal kingdoms. In between are many societies in which a central government is lacking; the political system is based upon a balance of power between many small groups, which with their lack of classes or specialized political offices, have been called 'ordered anarchies'. First published in 1958
Kinship and social organization by Paul Bohannan( Book )

14 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 881 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
Marriage, family, and residence by Paul Bohannan( Book )

11 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Africa : its peoples and their cultures today by John Middleton( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witchcraft and sorcery in East Africa by John Middleton( Book )

33 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing ten essays by anthropologists on the beliefs and practices associated with witches and sorcerers in Eastern Africa, the chapters in this book are all based on field research and new information which is studied within its wider social context
The world of the Swahili : an African mercantile civilization by John Middleton( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Swahili of East Africa have a long and distinctive history as a literate, Muslim, urban, and mercantile society. In this book a leading Africanist presents the first full-length anthropological account of the Swahili and offers an original analysis of their little-understood and unusual culture." "Swahili towns, some urban with elegant stone buildings and others more rural with palm-leaf-matting houses, are spread along the thousand-mile East African coast. Because each local community is culturally different from its neighbors, previous historians and anthropologists have viewed the Swahili as a series of isolated and "detribalized" groups. John Middleton argues, on the contrary, that beneath the cultural variation is a single structure, that of a well-defined and complex trading society that has shown little change through the ages. Drawing on his own field research and on earlier writings on the Swahili, Middleton describes this centuries-old mercantile culture--its local and descent groupings, marriage patterns, religion, and values. He traces the history of their colonized past as subjects to Arabs, portuguese, British, and others and shows that, although their economic and political role has continually been a subordinate one, their sense of unique identity enables then to persist as an ongoing civilization."--Jacket
New encyclopedia of Africa( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This substantial expansion and reworking of the classic Encyclopedia of Africa South of the Sahara (1997) covers the entire continent, from the Europe-facing shores of the Mediterranean to the commercial bustle of Cape Town. The set addresses the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries, some of them, like Nigeria, newly emergent in world commerce and others deep in conflict (Sudan, Liberia, Congo). The NEA treats todays African peoples not as the obscure 2other3 of a 2Dark Continent3 but as actors on a world stage where issues of global development, the AIDS crisis, and international terrorism play out across a map where indigenous cultures continue to function beneath an imperfect European overlay of 2national states. 3 Anthropology, geography, history, and cultural studies by an international team of more than 600 distinguished Africanists (including over 150 from Africa and the African Diaspora) show us Africaas seen by Africans themselves. Features hundreds of photographs, including five color essays, plus maps, thematic outline, chronology, and appendix of ethnic and identity groups. - Publisher
Spirit mediumship and society in Africa by John Beattie( Book )

23 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathering together under a single cover material from a wide range of African societies, this volume allows similarities and differences to be easily perceived and suggests social correlates of these in terms of age, sex, marital status, social grading and wealth. It includes material on both traditional and modern cults
The coastal tribes of the North-Eastern Bantu (Pokomo, Nyika, Teita) by John Middleton( Book )

56 editions published between 1921 and 1979 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From tribe to nation in Africa; studies in incorporation processes( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa : an encyclopedia for students by Thomson Gale Staff( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive look at the continent of Africa and the countries that comprise it, including peoples and cultures, the land and its history, art and architecture, and daily life
Media and identity in Africa( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies of the media in Africa, incorporating both African and international perspectives, are few. The thirty papers collected here were presented at a seminar organised and hosted by the Kenya-based Twaweza Communications and the International African Institute in Nairobi in 2004. They demonstrate how media outlets are used to perpetuate, question or modify the unequal power relations between the North and the South. Focusing on east Africa, the papers include discussions of the construction of old and new social entities, as defined by class, gender, ethnicity, political and economic differ
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Encyclopedia of Africa south of the Sahara
Alternative Names
John Francis Marchment Middleton anthropologue

John Francis Marchment Middleton Brits antropoloog (1921-2009)

John Middleton britischer Anthropologe, Afrikanist und Kolonialbeamter

Middleton, J. 1921-2009

Middleton, J. F. M.

Middleton, J. F. M. 1921-2009

Middleton, J. F. M. (John Francis Marchment), 1921-2009

Middleton, John

Middleton, John F. 1921-2009

Middleton, John F. M.

Middleton, John F. M. 1921-2009

Middleton, John F. M. (John Francis Marchment), 1921-2009

Middleton, John Francis Marchment 1921-2009

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The Lugbara of UgandaLugbara religion; ritual and authority among an East African peopleTribes without rulers; studies in African segmentary systemsWitchcraft and sorcery in East AfricaThe world of the Swahili : an African mercantile civilizationNew encyclopedia of AfricaSpirit mediumship and society in AfricaThe coastal tribes of the North-Eastern Bantu (Pokomo, Nyika, Teita)