The family undisturbed — intergenerational realities in traditional Africa

  • Leopold Rosenmayr


For understanding age relations in Africa one cannot merely transplant some perspectives of current Western ‘gerontology’ to social problems and traditional cultures basically different from the West. Understanding the roots of the high evaluation of the old in the concrete setting of tribal black Africa leads us to decipher, by this paradigm, one of the most central problems of African cultures in turmoil and transition.


Filial Piety African Society Childhood Socialization Village Chief Individual Competition 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1993

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  • Leopold Rosenmayr

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