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Title: The basis of political authority of the Akwapem tribes, Eastern Ghana : social change, a sociological study
Author: Ayisi, E. O.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2680 5405
Awarding Body: London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Current Institution: London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Date of Award: 1965
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Thin thesis analyses the Akiape º peoples: to are made up of three tribes living in Eastern Cbana. The main concern is with the basis of traditional authority, and with the grounds of political obligation. Chapter Ip which takes the form of prolegomena, deals with the theoretical aspect of the concept of nuthorityf and in this way attention Is Given to both philogophical an3 sociological aspects of authority structure in general term. Chapter Ii duals with the natural environment of Arapem and its effects on the people and social organization - while at the same time discussing the naterial culture of the people. Cocoa production is given pride of place in this Chapter, because the industry began in this region. In Chapter IIZj the history of the people is told as gathered throu.; h tiold-work - the sources beiß; scanty historical records and oral traditions. In Chapter 17p I discuss the territorial organization of the people fron the fowedilw of the state in 1733 A. D., and also the social structure of the various chiefdoms. Chapter V deals with tdnehip au local co=mity.Chapter VI deals with the core of the thocis under the heading "Norms of Chieftainship". Chapter VII concludos with the Social Change under the various headings of Part one. Historical Background and Introduction, Part Two. Discussion, and Part Three, Social Control. The thesis is intended to be a general investigation into the political' systems of the Ak'apcxi tribes, thus preparing the 'ray for more detailed studies of the kinship and other aspects of the hetero' gencous peopleo of this region in the near future
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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