The Family Estate in Africa: Studies in the Role of Property in Family Structure and Lineage Continuity

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Robert F. Gray, P.H. Gulliver
Routledge, Nov 5, 2013 - Social Science - 280 pages
Too often accounts of African family life have tended to describe the family in purely static terms. The contributors to this book emphasize the developmental or time dimension of the family, analysing it as a process.
In the seven different societies described in East Africa, the Congo and the Transvaal the changing nature of the distribution of rights in the family property and resources is directly linked with the growth and change of the family itself.
First published in 1964.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION Robert F Gray
1
THE SHAMBALA FAMILY E V Winans PhD California
35
THE GUSII FAMILY Robert A LeVine PhDHarvard
63
FAMILY AND LINEAGE AMONG THE SuKu oF THE CoNGO Igor Kopytoff PhD Northwestern
83
PROPERTY AND THE CYcLE oF DoMESTIC GRouPs IN TAITA Alfred Harris PhD Cantab and Grace Harris PhD Cantab
117
PROPERTY CROSSCOUSIN MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY CYCLE AMONG THE LOBEDU Eileen Jensen Krige DLitt Witwatersrand
155
THE ARUSHA FAMILY P H Gulliver PhD London
197
SONJO LINEAGE STRUCTURE AND PROPERTY Robert F Gray PhDChicago
231
SUBJECT INDEX
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