Caste in Africa?

@article{Todd1977CasteIA,
  title={Caste in Africa?},
  author={Diane M. Todd},
  journal={Africa},
  year={1977},
  volume={47},
  pages={398 - 412}
}
Opening Paragraph Eminent Indologists have stated that it is inappropriate to use the word ‘caste’ in non-Hindu contexts. Despite such warnings numerous Africanists have used the term, with varying degrees of imprecision. In this paper I first outline different emphases which have appeared in the literature concerning caste in India; then discuss several examples of hierarchical systems in Africa which have been described as ‘caste’. Finally, I focus upon my own fieldwork data concerning the… 

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