Isaac Schapera: A Bibliography
Compiled by Suzette Heald
This bibliography has been compiled to honour Isaac Schapera, born 23rd June 1905, in his 95th year and to introduce new generations of scholars to the full range of his work by providing an updated and accessible listing. It relies heavily on the two previously published bibliographies by Archibald (1969) and Shack and Cohen (1979), which have been extended and, in a few instances, corrected. In addition, it includes works published over the last twenty years, including reprints of earlier writings which have been reproduced and reprinted in collections of essays or as self-standing publications. The bibliography also includes reports prepared by Schapera for the Bechuanaland Protectorate Government and which are available in the Botswana National Archives (BNA). Additionally, the Archives hold an extensive collection of Schapera's private papers and research materials, including official correspondence and proclamations, vernacular texts on history and custom, replies to questionnaires, photographs, notebooks, Mission publications and other materials used by Schapera in the course of his research in the Protectorate from 1929 to 1950. It also includes historical documents collected by Schapera and a large set of genealogies which he compiled from all the main Setswana-speaking groups during the 1930s and 1940s. These papers are classified in the Archives as PP1 and PP2. It should be noted that the University of Cape Town also holds an extensive collection of Schapera's manuscripts.
First editions of books written or edited by Schapera are given full citation and further editions indicated in the entry though, given the fact that Schapera's major books have been reprinted and re-issued in many different countries and publishers, this listing should be taken as indicative rather than as definitive. Nevertheless, effort has been made to trace the various editions, especially the latest and this has been given a separate entry, which is cross-referenced to the original. Reprinted articles have also been traced and are cross-referenced to the original.
The list of debts incurred in compiling this bibliography is, as usual, extensive. Firstly, my thanks go to Isaac Schapera himself for his meticulous checking of an earlier draft, correcting mistakes and pointing to omissions. Others helped in many ways, including Ørnulf Gulbrandsen, Mike Neocosmos, and others who have responded to specific queries including Adam Kuper, Jean Comaroff, Paul Henley, Jonathan Benthall and Sandy Grant. The usual disclaimer holds with even more force than normal: the responsibility for mistakes that have, nevertheless, crept into the bibliography remains with the compiler alone.
University of Botswana
'The First Attempt at European settlement of the Cape', South African Quarterly 5: 13-16
a. 'Bushman Arrow Poisons', Bantu Studies 2: 199-214. Reprinted in Discovery 6: 164-7
b. 'Some Stylistic Affinities of Bushman art', South African Journal of Science 22: 504-15
c. Catalogue of South African Rock Engravings and Cave Paintings. 169p. Unpublished manuscript, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cape Town.
'A Preliminary Consideration of the Relationship between the Hottentots and the Bushmen', South African Journal of Science 23: 833-66
a. 'The Tribal Divisions of the Bushmen', Man 27: 68-73
b. 'Customs relating to Twins in South Africa', Journal of the African Society 26: 117-37
c. 'Bows and Arrows of the Bushmen', Man 27: 113-17
'Economic Changes in South African Native Life', Africa 1(2): 170-88. See 1967b & 1968a
a. 'A Working Classification of the Bantu Peoples of Africa', Man 29: 82-7
b. 'Matrilocal Marriage in Southern Rhodesia', Man 29: 113-17
c. Contributions to Encyclopaedia Britannica, 14th edition. London: Encyclopaedia Britannica. 'Anthropology and Ethnology in South Africa' (vol 1: 308-11); 'Bushman Languages' (vol 4: 452-4); 'Chiefs' (vol 5: 462-4); 'Dual organization' (vol 7: 695-6); 'Gerontocracy' (vol 10: 312-13); 'Hottentots' (vol 11: 800)
a. The Khoisan Peoples of South Africa: Bushmen and Hottentots, 450p. London: Routledge & Sons (reprinted 1951, 1960, 1963 and 1965; in 1935 (cheaper edition); 1952, NewYork: Humanities Press. See 1965d
b. 'Some notes on Cattle Magic and Medicines of the Bechuanaland BaKxatla', South African Journal of Science 27: 557-61
c. 'Some ethnographical texts in SeKgatla', Bantu Studies 4: 73-93
d. 'The "Little Rain" (Pulanyana) Ceremony of the Bechuanaland BaKxatla', Bantu Studies 4: 211-16
e. (and C. H. Wedgwood) 'String figures from Bechuanaland Protectorate', Bantu Studies 4: 251-68
a. (with J.D. Rheinallt Jones) 'Select Bibliography for missionaries working in Africa', South African Outlook 61: 51-3
b. 'Maboko a dikhosi tsa Bakhgatla' (Praises of the BaKgatla chiefs), Lesedi la Sechaba 1: 4
c. 'Some recent South African Publications', Africa 4: 263-72
d. 'Tirafalô tsa morafe wa Bakghatla' (Kgatla tribal history), Lesedi la Sechaba 1: 13-15
a. 'A Native Lion Hunt in the Kalahari desert', Man 32: 278-82
b. 'Kxatla Riddles and their Significance', Bantu Studies 6: 215-31
c. 'South African Publications Relating to Native Life and Languages', 1930-1931, Africa 5: 233-241
a. The Early Cape Hottentots described in the writings of Olfert Dapper (1668) Willem ten Rhyne (1686) and Johannes Gulielmus de Grevenbroek, 309p. Edited, with an introduction and notes by I. Schapera. Translated by I. Schapera and B. Farrington. Cape Town: Van Riebeeck society, publication no 14. See 1970c
b. 'Premarital Pregnancy and Native Opinion: A note on Social Change', Africa 6(1): 59-89
c. 'Changing Life in the Native Reserves', Race Relations 1: 3-5
d. 'Labour Migration from a Bechuanaland Native Reserve, Part 1', Journal of the African Society 32: 386-97
e. 'Select Bibliography of the Southern Basotho', pp. 71-80 of A. Duggan-Cronin (ed.) Bantu Tribes of South Africa. Cambridge: Deighton Bell
f. 'South African Publications Relating to Native Life and Languages 1931-1932', Africa 6: 352-61
g. 'The BaKxatla BaxaKxafêla: A Preliminary Report of Field Investigations', Africa 6(4): 402-14
h. 'Economic Conditions in a Bechuanaland Native Reserve', South African Journal of Science 30: 633-55
i. 'The native as letter-writer', The Critic 2: 20-28
a. (ed.) Western Civilisation and the Natives of South Africa: Studies in Culture Contact, 312p. Author of 'The Old Bantu Culture' (3-36) and 'Present Day Life in the Native Reserves' (39-62). London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. See 1967a
b. 'Oral Sorcery among the Natives of Bechuanaland', pp. 293-305 of E. E. Evans-Pritchard, R. Firth, B. Malinowski and I. Schapera (eds.) Essays presented to C. G. Seligman. London: Kegan Paul, Trench and Trubner.
c. 'South African Publications Relating to Native Life and Languages, 1932-1933', Africa 7(4): 470-75
d. 'The Present State and Future Development of Ethnographical Research in South Africa', Bantu Studies 8: 219-342
e. 'Labour Migration from a Bechuanaland Native Reserve, Part 2', Journal of the African Society 33: 49-58
f. 'Herding Rites of the Bechuanaland BaKxatla', American Anthropologist 36: 561-84
g. 'The aspirations of native school children', The Critic 2: 152-62.
a. 'South African publications relating to native life and languages 1933-1934', Africa 8(2): 244-49
b. 'The social structure of the Tswana ward', Bantu Studies 9: 203-24. See 1972b
c. 'Field Methods in the Study of Modern Culture Contacts', Africa 8(3): 315-28. See 1938e
d. 'The Teacher and his Community', pp. 24-31 of H. Dumbrell (ed.) Letters to African Teachers. London: Longmans, Green.
a. 'The Native Inhabitants', pp. 20-50 of A.P. Newton and E.A. Benians (eds.) Cambridge History of the British Empire. Vol 8: South Africa, Rhodesia and the Protectorates. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. See 1968b
b. 'Tribal Politics, Rainmaking and the Levirate among Christianised Kxatla of Bechuanaland Protectorate' (summary), Man 36: 25
c. 'Land Tenure among the Natives in Bechuanaland Protectorate', Zeitschrift für vergleichende Rechtswissenschaft 5: 130-59
d. 'The Contributions of Western Civilisation to Modern Kxatla Culture', Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 24: 221-52
a. (ed.) The Bantu-Speaking Tribes of South Africa: An Ethnographical Survey. 453p. Prepared for the (South African) Inter-University Committee for African Studies. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. Author of (with A.J. H. Goodwin) 'Work and Wealth' pp.131-71, 'Political Institutions' pp.173-95, 'Law and Justice' pp.197-219, (and W. Eiselen) 'Religious Beliefs and Practices' pp. 247-70, 'Cultural Changes in tribal life' pp. 357-87. Reprinted 1946, 1950, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1962 & see 1966c. Also issued by Mashew Miller, Cape Town, 1946 & 1962,
a. A Handbook of Tswana Law and Custom (compiled for the Bechuanaland Protectorate Administration) 326p. London: Oxford University Press for the International Institute of African Languages and Cultures. Second Edition 1955, London and New Jersey: Frank Cass & Co. First edition re-issued 1970, 1984, see also 1994.
b. Mekgwa le Melaô ya BaTswana. (Collection of texts by native informants, Kgatla, Ngwato, Ngwaketse and Kwena), Alice: Lovedale Press.
c. 'Ethnographical texts in the Boloongwe dialect of Sekgalagadi', Bantu Studies 12: 157-87. Reprinted by the University of Cape Town in the same year, (BNA) BNB 1458
d. 'The Educated Native and his Tribe', pp.22-5 of H. Dumbrell (ed.) More Letters to African Teachers. London: Longmans, Green
e. 'Contact between European and Native in South Africa in Bechuanaland', pp. 25-37 in Methods of Study of Culture Contact in Africa. London: Oxford University Press for the International Institute of African Languages and Cultures. Memorandum 15. Original 1935c
f. Memorandum to the Standing Committee in connection with the proposed Bushman Enquiry. 41p. (Unpublished) (BNA) BNB 5236, S.469/1/2 together with related correspondence.
g. Circa 1938-1940, History of Tribal Land Settlement: The Study of Tswana Land Tenure. 97p. Unpublished manuscript, (BNA) PP2/12. Also available in the Botswana Collection, University of Botswana Library.
a. 'A survey of the Bushman Question', Race Relations 6(2): 68-83
b. 'Anthropology and the Native Problem', South African Journal of Science 36: 89-103
c. 'Select Bibliography of the Xhosa and Thembu people', pp. 43-51 of A. Duggan-Cronin, Bantu Tribes of South Africa vol 3. S.I.: Bell
a. Married Life in an African Tribe. 364p. London: Faber and Faber; Toronto; Ryerson Press. Reprinted 1941, New York: Sheridan Press; 1966, Evanston: Northwestern University Press. See also 1971a
b. 'The Political Organisation of the Ngwato of Bechuanaland Protectorate', pp. 56-82 of M. Fortes and E. E. Evans-Pritchard (eds.) African Political Systems. London: Oxford University Press. Reprinted 1970.
c. (ed.) Ditirafalô tsa merafe ya BaTswana ba lefatshe la Tshireletsô. 240p. (Traditional Histories of the Native Tribes of Bechuanaland Protectorate); author of 'BaKwena' (33-62); 'BaNgwaketse' (121-52); 'BaKgatla-ba-ga-Kgafêla' (153-87). Alice (South Africa): Lovedale Press. Reprinted 1948 and see 1954
d. History of the Bechuanaland Protectorate Tribes: Bangwaketse. 57p. manuscript by I. Schapera with comments and additions by the District Commissioner, Mochudi, dated 1940-42. (BNA) S.416/5. See 1942b
e. History of the Bechuanaland Protectorate Tribes: Bakgatla. 57p. manuscript by I. Schapera, dated 1940-49, (BNA) S.416/4. See 1942a, 1980
(ed.) Select Bibliography of South African Native Life and Problems. 249p. Compiled for the Inter-University Committee for African Studies. London: Oxford University Press.
a. A short history of the BaKgatla-bagaKgafêla of the Bechuanaland Protectorate. 54p. Cape Town: School of African Studies, University of Cape Town, Communications, New Series, No. 3. See 1980a
b. 'A short history of the Bangwaketse', African Studies 1(1): 1-26
c. (and D. F. Van der Merwe) Notes on the noun-classes of some Bantu languages of Ngamiland-Yeei, Subia, Gova and Gcereku. Cape Town: School of African Studies, University of Cape Town, Communications New Series No 2: 43-51
a. Native Land Tenure in the Bechuanaland Protectorate. 283p. Alice (South Africa): Lovedale Press.
b. The Land Problem in the BaTlokwa Reserve (Gaborones District) of the Bechuanaland Protectorate, 31p. Unpublished report submitted to the Bechuanaland Protectorate Administration, with an appendix by Forbes Mackenzie, District Commissioner. (BNA) S.401/4/2
c. (and D. F. Van der Merwe) A comparative study of Kgalagadi, Kwena and other Sotho dialects. 119p. Cape Town: School of African Studies, University of Cape Town, Communications, New Series, No. 9
d. 'The Work of Tribal Courts in the Bechuanaland Protectorate', African Studies 2(1): 27-40
e. The Native Land Problem in the Tati District, 56p. Report submitted to the Bechuanaland Protectorate, N.A. BNB 5232. (See 1971c)
f. Tribal Legislation among the Tswana of the Bechuanaland Protectorate: A Study in the Mechanism of Cultural Change. 101p. London School of Economics, Monographs on Social Anthropology 9. London: Percy Lund, Humphries & Co.
g. Navoringsbehoeftes op die gebied sosiale antropologie; oorspronklik opgestel deur I. Schapera. Pretoria: Staatsdrukker
h. The System of Land Tenure on the Barolong Farms. 59p. Unpublished Report and Recommendations submitted to the Bechuanaland Protectorate. (BNA) BNB 5233(1); BNB 7444; S.166/5/3 and original manuscript S.401/4/2A. See 1983
a. (and D. F. Van der Merwe) Notes on Tribal Groupings, History and Customs of the Bakgalagadi. 191p. Cape Town: School of African Studies, University of Cape Town, Communications New Series No. 13
b. Notes on some Herero genealogies. 39p. Cape Town: School of African Studies, University of Cape Town, Communications New Series No. 14. See 1979b
c. 'Notes on the history of the Kaa', African Studies 4: 109-21
d. The Land Problem in the BaMalete Reserve. 91p. Unpublished Report to the Bechuanaland Protectorate Government. (BNA) S.351/20/2
a. 'Poisoned Arrows of the Bushmen', Nongqai 37: 269-71
b. 'Some Features in the Social Organisation of the Tlokwa', Southwestern Journal of Anthropology 2: 16-47
c. 'The Outcome of European Domination of Africa', pp. 637-49 of A. Locke and B. Stern (eds) When Peoples meet: A study in race and culture contacts. New York: Hinds, Hayden and Eldredge
a. Migrant Labour and Tribal Life: a Study of Conditions in the Bechuanaland Protectorate. 248p. London: Oxford University Press
b. The Political Annals of a Tswana Tribe: Minutes of Ngwaketse Public Assemblies, 1910-1917. 132p. Translated and edited with an introduction and notes by I. Schapera. Cape Town: School of African Studies, University of Cape Town Communications New Series 18
a. Some Problems of Anthropological Research in Kenya Colony. London: Oxford University Press for the International African Institute, International African Institute, Memorandum 23: 27-43
b. 'The Ndebele of South Africa', Natural History 58: 408-14
c. 'The Tswana Concept of Incest', pp. 104-20 of M. Fortes (ed.) Social Structure: essays presented to A.R. Radcliffe-Brown. Oxford: Clarendon Press
'Kinship and Marriage among the Tswana', pp. 140-65 of Radcliffe-Brown and Forde (eds) African Systems of Kinship and Marriage. London: Oxford University Press for the International African Institute. Several reprints, 1975, 1987.
a. 'Anthropology and the Administrator', Journal of African Administration 3: 128-35
b. (ed.) Appenticeship at Kuruman: Being the journals and letters of Robert and Mary Moffat, 1820-1828. 308p. London: Chatto and Windus; Toronto: Clarke, Irwin
c. 'Know yourselves; BaKgatla', African Drum 1: 10-11
d. 'Tribal Assembly: Values and Opportunities of the Bechuanaland Kgotla', The Times, 3 August 1951
a. The Ethnic Composition of Tswana Tribes, 199p. London: London School of Economics Monographs on Social Anthropology 11. See 1957d
b. 'Sorcery and Witchcraft in Bechuanaland', African Affairs 51 (1): 41-52. See 1970d
c. 'Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert', Natural History 61: 456-64
a. The Tswana, Ethnographic Survey of Africa, Southern Africa Part III, 80p. London: International African Institute. London: Hazell, Watson and Viney. Reprinted 1962, and with a supplementary bibliography 1968, 1971, 1973. See also 1976 & 1991
b. Edited and with an introduction to W. J. Burchell, Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa in 2 vols. reprinted from the original edition of 1822-4. London: Butterworth
c. 'Some Comments on Comparative Method in Social Anthropology', American Anthropologist 55: 353-62
(ed.) Ditirafalô tsa merafe ya BaTswana ba lefatshe la Tshireletsô. (Traditional Histories of the Native Tribes of the Bechuanaland Protectorate) 240p. Capetown: Lovedale Press. Original 1940c
a. 'An Anthropologist's Approach to Population Growth: Studies in the Bechuanaland Protectorate'. pp. 23-9 of J.B. Cragg and N. W. Pirie, The Number of Man and Animals. London: Oliver and Boyd
b. 'The Sin of Cain', Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 85: 33-43
c. A Handbook of Tswana Law and Custom , 2nd edition with a new preface. Oxford University Press. Original 1938a, see also 1994
d. 'Witchcraft Beyond Reasonable Doubt', summary of Im Thurn Memorial Lecture, Man 55: 80
a. Government and Politics in Tribal Societies. 238p. London:Watts; New York: Humanities Press; Toronto: Saunders. Reprinted 1965, re-issued 1967c
b. 'Old and New Cultures in Bechuanaland', Times British Colonies Review 21: 24-7
c. 'The Development of Customary Law in the Bechuanaland Protectorate', pp. 102-16 of The Future of Customary Law in Africa, Afrika Instituut, Leiden and K. Instituut voor de Tropen, Amsterdam; Leiden: Universitaire Pers
d. 'Migrant Labour and Tribal Life in Bechuanaland', pp. 205-8 of D. Forde (ed.): Social Implications of Industrialisation and Urbanization in Africa South of the Sahara for the International Institute of African Languages and Cultures. Paris: UNESCO.
a. 'Marriage of Near Kin among the Tswana', Africa 27 (2): 139-59
b. 'Malinowski's Theories of Law', pp. 139-55 of R. Firth (ed.) Man and Culture: An Evaluation of the Work of Bronislaw Malinowski. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul
c. The Sources of Law in Tswana Tribal Courts: Legislation and Precedent', Journal of African Law 1(3): 150-62
d. The Ethnic Composition of Tswana Tribes .199p. New York: Humanites Press. Original 1952a
'Christianity and the Tswana', (Henry Myers Lecture) Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 88(1): 1-9. See 1960b
a. (ed.) David Livingstone: Family Letters, vols 1 and 2, 1841-1856. 2 vols. London: Chatto and Windus; Toronto: Clarke, Irwin. Reprinted, London: Macmillan, 1960
b. 'Livingstone in Bechuanaland, Part 1', African World: 7-8
c. 'Livingstone in Bechuanaland, Part 2', African World: 11-12
d. 'Edwin Williams Smith 1876-1957', Obituary, Man 59: 213
a. (ed.) Livingstone's Private Journals, 1851-1853. 341p. London: Chatto and Windus; Berkeley: University of California Press; Toronto: Clarke, Irwin.
b. 'Christianity and the Tswana', pp. 489-503 of S. Ottenberg and P. Ottenberg (eds.) Cultures and Societies in Africa. New York: Random House. Original 1958
c. 'Livingstone and the Boers', African Affairs 59: 144-56
d. 'Anthropology' (with M. Freedman), pp. 13-27 of W.E. Williams (ed.), The Reader's Guide. London: Penguin Books
e. 'Doctor Winifred Hoernlé: An Appreciation', by Max Gluckman and I. Schapera. Africa 30: 262-3.
(ed.) Livingstone's Missionary Correspondence 1841-1856. 342p. London: Chatto and Windus; Berkeley: University of California Press; Toronto: Clarke, Irwin.
a. 'The Anthropologist's Approach to Ethnohistory', pp. 11-15 of T. O. Ranger (ed.) Historians in Tropical Africa. Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
b. 'Should Anthropologists be Historians?' Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 92 (2): 143-56
a. (ed.) Studies in kinship and Marriage (Dedicated to Brenda Z. Seligman on her 80th birthday.) 113p. London: Royal Anthropological Occasional paper No. 16
b. 'Agnatic Marriage in Tswana Royal Families', pp. 103-13 of I. Schapera (ed.) Studies in Kinship and Marriage, Royal Anthropological Institute Occasional Paper no. 16. London
c. 'Kinship and Politics in Tswana History', Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 93(2): 159-73
d. (ed.) Livingstone's African Journal, 1853-1856. 2 vols. London: Chatto and Windus
a. Praise Poems of Tswana Chiefs. Translated and edited with an introduction and notes. Oxford: Clarendon Press. See 1988a
b. 'Contract in Tswana case law', Journal of African Law 9(3): 142-53
c. 'The Activities of Tribal Governments', pp. 98-106 of P. McEwan and R. Sutcliffe (eds.) The study of Africa. London: Methuen. Original, ch. 3 of 1956a.
d. The Khoisan Peoples of South Africa: Bushmen and Hottentots London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. Original 1930a
a. 'Tswana Chiefs as Innovators', Kroniek van Afrika 6 (2): 157-68
b. 'Tswana Legal Maxims Africa 36 (2): 121-34
c. (ed.) The Bantu Speaking Tribes of South Africa: An Ethnographical Survey. 453p. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. Original 1937a
a. Western Civilisation and the Natives of South Africa: Studies in Culture Contact, 319p. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul; New York: Humanities Press. Reprint of 1934a
b. 'Economic changes in South African Native Life', pp. 136-54 of G. Dalton (ed.) Tribal and Peasant Economies. New York: Natural History Press, original 1928
c. Government and Politics in Tribal Societies. 238p. New York: Schocken Books. Original 1956a
a. 'Economic Changes in South African Native Life', pp. 379-87 of P. McEwan (ed.) Nineteenth Century Africa. London: Oxford University Press. Original 1928b
b. 'Early Migrations of the Southern Bantu', pp. 205-9 of P. McEwan (ed.) Africa from Early Times to 1800. London: Oxford University Press. Extract from 1936a
c. 'Southern Africa'. In Encyclopaedia Britannica, vol 1: 276-9. London: Encyclopaedia Britannica
a. 'Some aspects of Kgatla magic', pp. 157-68 of Ethnological and Linguistic Studies in honour of N. J. van Warmelo. Pretoria: Government Printer.
b. 'Contract in Tswana Law', pp. 318-52 of M. Gluckman (ed.) Ideas and Procedures in African Customary law. London: Oxford University Press for the International African Institute.
c. 'Uniformity and Variation in Chief-Made Law: A Tswana Case Study', pp. 230-44 of L. Nader (ed.) Law in Culture and Society. Chicago: Aldine.
d. 'Taming the Tswana Shrew', Man n.s. 4: 648-9
e. 'The Early History of the Khurutshe', Botswana Notes and Records 2: 1-5
a. Tribal Innovators: Tswana Chiefs and Social Change, 1795-1940. 278p. London School of Economics Monographs on Social Anthropology no 43. London: Athlone Press.
b. 'The Crime of Sorcery' (Huxley Memorial Lecture for 1969), Proceedings of the Royal Anthropological Institute for 1969: 15-23
c. (and B. Farrington, eds.) with an introduction and notes, The Early Cape Hottentots described in the writings of Olfert Dapper (1668) Willem ten Rhyne (1686) and Johannes Gulielmus de Grevenbroek. 309p. Westport, Connecticut: Negro Universities Press, original 1933a
d. 'Sorcery and Witchcraft in Bechuanaland', pp. 108-20 of M. Marwick (ed.) Witchcraft and Sorcery. London: Penguin Books (extract from1952b). Second Edition 1982.
a. Married Life in an African Tribe. Harmondsworth: Penguin. Original 1940a
b. Rainmaking Rites of Tswana Tribes, 144p. African Social Research Documents vol 3, Leiden: Afrika-Studiecentrum; Cambridge: African Studies Centre.
c. 'Report and Recommendations submitted to the Bechuanaland Protectorate on the Native Land Problem in the Tati District', 1943, Botswana Notes and Records 3: 219-68. Original 1943e
a. 'Some anthropological concepts of crime', The Hobhouse Memorial Lecture. British Journal of Sociology 23: 381-94
b. 'The Social Structure of the Tswana Ward', African Studies 31(2): 91-109. Original 1935b
(ed.) David Livingstone's South African Papers, 1849-1853. 187p. Cape Town: Van Riebeeck Society,
a. (and S. Roberts) 'Rampedi Revisited: another look at a Tswana ward', Africa 45:258-79
The Tswana. New edition with supplementary chapter by John Comaroff and supplementary bibliographies by I. Schapera and A. Kuper. 93p. London: International African Institute, (original 1953a) reprinted 1979. See also 1991
a. 'Kinship Terminology in Jane Austen's Novels', Royal Anthropological Institute, Occasional Paper no. 33, pp. 24.
b. 'Contempt of Court in Tswana Law', Journal of African Law 21 (2): 139-52
a. 'Some Kgatla Theories of Procreation', pp. 165-82 of J. Argyle and E. Preston Whyte (eds.) Social System and Tradition in Southern Africa: Essays in Honour of Eileen Krige. Cape Town: Oxford University Press. See 1993
b. 'Some Notes on Tswana Bogadi', Journal of African Law 22(2): 112-24
c. Bogwera: Kgatla Initiation, 19p. Mochudi: Phuthadikobo Museum.
a. 'Kgatla notions of ritual impurity', African Studies 38(1): 3-15
b. 'Notes on some Herero genealogies', African Studies 38(1): 17-42 Abridged version of 1945b
a. A History of Bakgatla bagaKgafêla, 54p. Mochudi: Phuthadikobo Museum. Original 1942a
b. (and S. Roberts) 'Ngwaketse Inheritance: The Devolution of Cattle on Women in a Tswana chiefdom', African Law Studies, 18: 63-86
c. 'Notes on the Early History of the Kwena (Bakwena-bagaSechele)', Botswana Notes and Records 12: 83-7
Closing Speech, p 374 in R. Hitchcock and M. Smith (eds.) Settlement in Botswana, Proceedings of the symposium on Settlement in Botswana: The Historical Development of a Human Landscape. Marshelltown, South Africa: Heinemann Educational Books in collaboration with the Botswana Society.
a. 'Tswana Concepts of Custom and Law', Journal of African Law 27(2): 141-49
b. 'The System of Land Tenure on the Barolong Farms (Bechuanaland Protectorate): Report and Recommendations submitted to the B. P. Administration, June 1943', (abridged version of 1943h) Botswana Notes and Records 15: 15-38
a. 'Early European Influences on Tswana Law', Journal of African Law 31 (nos. 1 & 2): 151-60
a. Praise Poems of Tswana Chiefs. 255p. Cape Town: Oxford University Press. Original 1965
'A.R. Brown to Radcliffe-Brown', Anthropology Today: 10-11
'The Appointment of Radcliffe-Brown to the Chair of Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town', African Studies 49 (1): 1-13
and J.L Comaroff, The Tswana, revised edition, with the original 1953 text reproduced as Part 1 and Part 2 by John Comaroff, with an updated bibliography. 99p. London and New York: Kegan Paul International in association with the International African Institute. Original 1953a
'Some Kgatla Theories of Procreation', pp. 171-81 of D.N. Suggs and A.W. Miracle (eds.) Culture and Human Sexuality: A Reader, Pacific Grove, California: Brooks/Cole. Original 1978a
A Handbook of Tswana Law and Custom. Reprinted with permission of the International African Institute by LIT Verlag (Hamburg) in association with the Botswana Society. Original 1938a
a. Every-day life in Old Botswana (a photographic record). Hamburg: Lit Verlag in association with the Royal Anthropological Institute and the Botswana Society.
b. Schapera on Schapera. Videotape by Rolf Husmann, IWF Goettingen.
a. Jane Erica Archibald, 1969, The Works of Isaac Schapera: a selective bibliography. 34p. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand
b. W.A. Shack and P.S. Cohen, 1979, 'The Published Works of Isaac Schapera', pp. 267-77 of W.A. Shack and P.S. Cohen (eds.) Politics in Leadership: A Comparative Perspective, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
c. S.A. Roberts (ed.) 1977. 'A Select Bibliography of I. Schapera's Writings in Legal Anthropology', Journal of African Law 21(1): 124
a. Meyer Fortes, 1975, 'Isaac Schapera: An Appreciation', pp. 1-20 of M. Fortes and S. Patterson (eds.) Studies in African Social Anthropology: Essays presented to Professor Isaac Schapera. London, New York and San Francisco: Academic Press.
b. Hilda Kuper, 1979, 'Isaac Schapera', pp. 694-96 of D. Sills (ed.) International Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, (Biographical Supplement), vol 18. New York: The Free Press.
c. John and Jean Comaroff, 1988, 'On the Founding Fathers, Fieldwork and Functionalism: a Conversation with Isaac Schapera', American Ethnologist 15(3): 554-65
d. William D. Hammond-Tooke, 1997, 'Consolidation: Schapera at Cape Town, Eiselen at Stellenbosch' Chapter 2, pp. 39-69 of Imperfect Interpreters: South Africa's Anthropologists, 1920-90. Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press.
e. Henryk Zins 1997/98, 'Isaac Schapera, The Tswana and British Social Anthropology', Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Sklodowska (Lublin, Poland) vol LII/LIII: 239-50
M. Fortes and S. Patterson (eds.) 1975 Studies in African Social Anthropology: Essays presented to Professor Isaac Schapera. London, New York and San Francisco: Academic Press.
W.A. Shack and P.S. Cohen (eds.) 1979. Politics in Leadership: A Comparative Perspective, Oxford: Clarendon Press
S.A. Roberts (ed.) 1977. Studies in African Law. Special number of the Journal of African Law in honour of Isaac Schapera, vol 21: 1-124.
R. Hitchcock and M. Smith (eds.) 1982 Settlement inBotswana, Proceedings of the symposium on Settlement in Botswana: The Historical Development of a Human Landscape. Marshelltown, South Africa: Heinemann Educational Books in collaboration with the Botswana Society.
F. Morton and J. Ramsay, 1987. The Birth of Botswana: A History of the Bechuanaland Protectorate from 1910 to 1966. Gaborone: Longman Botswana.
N. Parsons, 1998. King Khama , Emperor Joe, and the Great White Queen: Victorian Britain through African Eyes. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press
Comaroff, J. L. and Comaroff, J. 1997, Of Revelation and Revolution, Vol 2: The Dialectics of Modernity on a South African Frontier. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press.
Publication details of Journals included in the bibliography
Africa, Journal of the International African Institute, London
African Affairs, Journal of the Royal African Society, formerly Journal of African Society, London.
African Drum, Johannesburg
African Law Studies
African Studies, Johannesburg, previously Bantu Studies
African World, London
American Anthropologist, Journal of the American Anthropological Association, Wisconsin
American Ethnologist, Journal of the American Ethnological Association
Anthropology Today, bimonthly publication of the Royal Anthropological Institute, London, started in 1985 replacing RAIN, Royal Anthropological Institute Newsletter which ran from 1974-84.
Bantu Studies, Johannesburg, superceded by African Studies in 1942
Botswana Notes and Records. Publication of the Botswana Society, Gaborone, Botswana.
British Journal of Sociology, London.
The Critic, Rondesbosch, Cape
Discovery, monthly journal, London
Journal of African Administration -superceeded by Journal of Administration Overseas, London: HMSO
Journal of African Law, London
Journal of African Society - see African Affairs
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute [old series ended in 1965 with volume 95 and was replaced by Man (new
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute [new series, incorporating MAN, revived in 1995], London
Kroniek can Afrika, Leiden
Lesedi la Sechaba, News sheet of the Bakgatla, Mochudi, Botswana.
Man, bimonthly publication of the Royal Anthropological Institute, [old series ended in 1965 with volume 95] London
Man, (new series) quarterly journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute [ran from 1965 to 1994, vols.1-20, replacing Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (old series) and replaced by Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (new series)], London
Natural History, New York
Nature, weekly journal of science, London
Nogqai, official news magazine of the South African Forces. Pretoria
Proceedings of the Royal Anthropological Institute, annual publication of the Royal Anthropological Institute from 1966 to 1973, London
Race Relations, superceded by Race Relations Journal Johannesburg
South African Journal of Science, Johannesburg
South African Outlook, Lovedale, Cape
South African Quarterly, Cape Town
Southwestern Journal of Anthropology, Albuquerque, USA replaced by the Journal of Anthropological Research.
The Times, London
The Times British Colonies Review, London
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, Cape Town
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