Anderson, Jon W.. Cousin marriage in context: constructing social relations in Afghanistan

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Title: Cousin marriage in context: constructing social relations in Afghanistan

Published in: Folk -- Vol. 24

Published By: Folk -- Vol. 24 Kobenhaven: Dansk Etnografisk Forenig, 1982. 7-28 p.

By line: Jon W. Anderson

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Pashtun (AU04)

Subjects: Basis of marriage (581); Regulation of marriage (582); Tribe and nation (619); Lineages (613); Kin relationships (602); Arranging a marriage (584); Termination of marriage (586); Secondary marriages (587); Nuptials (585); Mode of marriage (583);

Abstract: This is a study of parallel cousin marriage and other marriage arrangements among the Ghilzai Pashtun of southeastern Afghanistan. The author examines the framework of marriage, the strategy of marriage alliances, the arrangement of marriage and the marriage ceremony, and the structural contexts of marriage in Ghilzai society. He finds that close cousin marriages tend to be accompanied by marriages farther afield in order to counter the isolating effects of close cousin marriage. He argues that the specific character of any single marriage is determined by the history of adjacent marriages.

Document Number: 18

Document ID: au04-018

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 27-28)

Field Date: 1971-1974

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Gerald Reid ; 1988

Coverage Date: 1971-1974

Coverage Place: Ghilzai Pashtun, southeastern Afghanistan between Kabul and Kandahar

LCSH: Pushtuns

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