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Title:A Nilotic world: the Atuot-speaking peoples of the Southern Sudan
Author:Burton, John W.ISNI
Series:Contributions to the study of anthropology (ISSN 0890-9377)
City of publisher:New York, NY
Publisher:Greenwood Press
Geographic term:Sudan
Abstract:One of the primary concerns of this study is to understand some of the social values and sentiments of the Atuot of the Nilotic Sudan. The first chapter deals with the ethnological and linguistic relationships between the Atuot, the Dinka and the Nuer. The ecological year and its relation to subsistence patterns and modes of residence comprises the main focus of chapter two. The third chapter is concerned with processes leading to, and consequences of, marriage. Chapter four summarizes data on religion; chapter five offers some understanding of the dialectic relationship between the private and public self; and the final chapter reviews some of the current political events in Sudan as these affect the local peoples.