Comparative Studies in Kinship
Against the background of the problems involved in the comparative study of human society, the essays in this book show the comparative ideal in practice, which combines elements from both sociology and anthropology.
In each essay, specific problems are treated in a way which tests theory against evidence, to replace assertion by demonstration.
Topics covered include:
· Incest and Adultery
· Double descent systems
· Inheritance, social change and the boundary problem
· Marriage policy
· The circulation of women and children in northern Ghana
· Indo-European kinship.
First published in 1969.
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CHAPTER TWO A comparative approach to incest
CHAPTER THREE The mothers brother and the sisters
CHAPTER FOUR The classification of double descent
CHAPTER FIVE Inheritance social change and the bound
CHAPTER SIX Marriage policy and incorporation
Marriages of 76 LoWiili males Birifu 1066
Marriage rejections of Bole men Bole August 1965
CHAPTER SEVEN with E N Goody The circulation
Kinship variables among the LoWiili and the Gonja
A. R. Radcliffe-Brown adultery affinal Africa agnatic analysis ancestors Anthrop arbile Ashanti bilateral Bole bridewealth chapter claim clan cross-cousin marriage cultural Dagaba Dagomba daughter Dictionary discussion divorce rate double descent systems eastern Gonja Evans-Pritchard exogamy factors father Fortes fostering Fulani Gonja Goody Hausa husband incest incorporation intercourse intermarriage Isala jural kin groups Kinship and Marriage kinship terms Konkomba Levi-Strauss lineage Lobi LoBirifor LoDagaba London LoWiili madeb male marriage payments marry maternal matrilateral mother's brother Murdock Muslim nanna nanny natal NGbanya northern Ghana Nuer nurse offences offspring parents patriclan patrilineal descent patrilineal descent groups patrilineal societies patrilineal UDGs pattern problem prohibition ratio of sibling Rattray refer relationship residence role sexual sister's situation Social Anthropology Social Organization sociology structure Tallensi Timbuctu Timbume tion Tribe UDGs uncle unilineal descent groups usage uterine Vagala variables widow inheritance wife wives woman women Yoruba