Note the classic distinction derived from Maine: from Status to Contract

Note the idea of property/territory as key to the 'political'

 

 

 

and immediately below: Frazer's project of origins and magic as a 'non-rational' source of non-structural power.

 

 

 

The history of African political anthropology: Evans-Pritchard and then Lucy Mair - key players.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Types of Anthropological analysis:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Functional-Relational model of Political systems

and other typologies (Mair, Schapera, Leach)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The significance of Kinship and Lineage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How 'thick' is the concept of the political in African society?