Ames, David W.
Plural marriage among the Wolof in the Gambia: with a consideration of problems of marital adjustment and patterned ways of resolving tensions
[s.l.]: [s.n.], [n.d.]. iv, 145 p.
David Wason Ames
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 1999. Computer File
Kinship terminology (601);
Basis of marriage (581);
Regulation of marriage (582);
Gender status (562);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Extramarital sex relations (837);
Division of labor by gender (462);
Ames’ study of Wolof polygyny seeks to give attention to the entire range of cultural phenomena, focusing attention on the individual acting in various ways in concrete situations and trying to discover the attitudes, motivations, and sanctions that underlie and help to explain such behavior. The discussion begins with the principal patterns of Wolof culture and then goes to specific topics such as marriage, social stratification, status of women, family and kinship structure, household economy, property ownership, problems of individual adjustment in a polygynous household, and the impact of European culture. In 1959, the author was assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin.
Document ID: ms30-008
Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Northwestern University, 1953
Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-145)
Robert Lee; 1959
The Gambia and Senegal
Wolof (African people)