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African systems of kinship and marriage

A. R. Radcliffe-Brown

African systems of kinship and marriage

edited by A.R. Radcliffe-Brown and Daryll Forde.

by A. R. Radcliffe-Brown

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Published by Published for the International African Institute by the Oxford University Press in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Kinship.,
  • Marriage customs and rites -- Africa

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliographical footnotes.

    ContributionsForde, Cyril Daryll, 1902-
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 399 p. illus., maps. ;
    Number of Pages399
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21881483M

    Buy African systems of kinship and marriage by A. R. Radcliffe-Brown, Cyril Daryll Forde online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition - . On one level, kinship rules may determine marriage partners. In this respect, North African and sub-Saharan societies differ widely. North African peoples encourage marriage within a group, often a kinship group. Traditionally, the ideal marriage is between cousins, including the children of two brothers.

    Marriage Family and Kinship. Marriage. It has been generally assumed that the institution of marriage is a universal feature in human societies. Although many sociologists and anthropologists have attempted to provide definitions of marriage, none of them has been satisfactorily and sufficiently general enough to encompass all its various manifestations. Matrilineal descent includes the mother's brother, who in some societies may pass along inheritance to the sister's children or succession to a sister's son. With patrilineal descent, individuals belong to their father's descent group. Societies with the Iroquois kinship system, are typically uniliineal.

    African Family and Kinship Brian Siegel (from "Family and Kinship," pp. in April A. Gordon and Donald L. Gordon, eds., Understanding Contemporary Africa, 2nd ed., Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, ) “Don’t be fooled,” advised a senior Zambian bureaucrat. First published in and this edition in , this book is one of the most wide-ranging and respected surveys on kinship and marriage in African social life. In his introduction, Radcliff-Brown provides a masterly analysis of the main features of African kinship systems and the theoretical problems arising from the study of them. The contributions range from examinations of kinship systems.


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First published in and this edition inthis book is one of the most wide-ranging and respected surveys on kinship and marriage in African social life. In his introduction, Radcliff-Brown provides a masterly analysis of the main features of African kinship systems and the theoretical problems arising from the study of by: First published in and this edition inthis book is one of the most wide-ranging and respected surveys on kinship and marriage in African social life.

In his introduction, Radcliff-Brown provides a masterly analysis of the main features of African kinship systems and the theoretical problems arising from the study of them. African Systems of Kinship and Marriage is a classic.

Seldom out of print since its first publication init is still, thirty-six years later, the most. African systems of kinship and marriage Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown Published for the International African Institute by the Oxford University Press, - Social Science - pages.

Kinship -- Africa, Marriage customs and rites -- Africa Publisher London, New York: Published for the International African Institute by the Oxford University Press Collection cdl; americana Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive Contributor University of California Libraries Language EnglishPages: In many the general rule is that a man and woman who are kin, or at any rate closely related, may not marry, and thus no bonds of kinship; unite the two families before the marriage.

On the other hand, there are many African societies in which it is thought very appropriate that a man should marry his cross-cousin. Descent Social groups based on descent The family Marriage The life cycle Everybody has kinship in one form or another.

The forms we find in Africa are not unique to Africa, but they are an important part of African social organization. Kinship is also about economic life.

First published in and this edition inthis book is one of the most wide-ranging and respected surveys on kinship and marriage in African social life. In his introduction, Radcliff-Brown. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for African Systems of Kinship and Marriage by A.

Radcliffe-Brown (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. The African Studies Centre was founded in July to facilitate Marriage and Divorce among the Asante: Study Undertaken in the Course of the Ashanti Social Survey ().

The Ashanti have a matrilineal kinship system. The village is the key. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

A Reflection on the African Traditional Values of Marriage and Sexuality Dr. Paul Kyalo Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, Kenyatta University, P.O.

BoxNairobi, Kenya Abstract It is the ‘opinion consensuses of a few scholars that the institution of marriage has continued to. Introduction to Africa - Family, Kinship, and Domestic Groupings The family is a universal group throughout Africa, with many different forms and functions.

Everywhere the basic family unit is the elementary or nuclear family, a small domestic group made up of a husband, his wife, and their children; frequently, attached kin are included as well. African systems of kinship and marriage. London, New York, Published for the International African Institute by the Oxford University Press, (OCoLC) African systems of kinship and marriage / edited by A.

Radcliffe-Brown and Daryll Forde Published for the International African Institute by the Oxford University Press London ; New York Australian/Harvard Citation. Radcliffe-Brown, A. & Forde, Cyril Daryll. Traditional African approaches in the light of natural values, and of modern secular attitude.

If we are going to speak of traditional African concepts and customs regarding marriage and the family, a few clarifications are called for. The first is that the context of this article is sub-Sahara Africa. Within that context, I use "traditional. African American marriage and kinship patterns are varied, although most now conform to those of the majority of Americans.

Monogamy is the overwhelming choice of most married people. Because of the rise of Islam, there is also a growing community of persons who practice polygyny. Lack of marriageable males is creating intense pressure to find.

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records Fortes, Meyer Title: Kinship and marriage among the Ashanti Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph African systems of kinship and marriage, edited by .African systems of kinship and marriage: edited by A.R.

Radcliffe-Brown and Daryll Forde.Published for the International African Institute by the Oxford University Press in English. African marriage systems do share several characteristics.

They almost always involve the transfer of dowry—cash, goods, or services—from the groom or his family to the bride’s family. This exchange is both real and symbolic, as it marks the woman’s passage from one social group to the other.

Thus, for Africans, marriage is a matter.