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The Anthropology of Slavery: The Womb of Iron and Gold

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Publisher Comments:

This controversial examination of precolonial African slavery looks at the various social systems that made slavery on such a scale possible and argues that the institutions of slavery were far more complex and pervasive than previously suspected.

Book News Annotation:

First published in France in 1986 (Presses Universitaires de France) and translated by Alide Dasnois. Meillassoux, one of the world's leading Africanists, presents a comprehensive anthropological theory of precolonial African slavery.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 376-404) and indexes.

About the Author

Claude Meillassoux is directeur de recherches and head of the Section on Rural Societies and Development Politics at the CNRS in France.

Table of Contents

Note on Glossary

Publisher's Note on Translation

Foreword

Introduction

Introductory Chapter: Kin and Aliens

Part I - The Womb: The Dialectic of Slavery

1. The Historical Dimension of Slavery in West Africa

2. Extraneousness

3. Sterility

4. Profits and Accumulation

5. Unborn and Reprieved from Death

6. Promotion of Slaves

7. Half-Breed Slaves

Transition: Revenge of the anti-Kin

Part II - Iron: Aristocratic Slavery

A. Slavery and Power

1. The Coming of the Brigands

2. The Great Task of the Kings

3. The Divine Court

B. The War Economy

1. Cases

2. Analyses

Part III - Gold: Merchant Slavery

1. The Land of the Merchants

2. The Spread of Slavery within the Peasantry

3. Forms of Exploitation

4. The Internal Market for Slaves

5. To Buy or to Breed?

6. The Disintegration of Slavery

Conclusions

Glossary

Notes

Bibliography

Index of Proper Names

Subject Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226519128
Translator:
Dasnois, Alide
Author:
Dasnois, Alide
Author:
Meillassoux, Claude
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
History
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
Social structure
Subject:
Slave-trade
Subject:
Social structure -- Africa -- History.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
9382
Publication Date:
19920131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
422
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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