Appell, George N.. Residence and ties of kinship in cognatic society: the Rungus Dusun of Sabah, Malaysia

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Title: Residence and ties of kinship in cognatic society: the Rungus Dusun of Sabah, Malaysia

Published in: Southwestern journal of anthropology -- Vol. 22, no.3

Published By: Southwestern journal of anthropology -- Vol. 22, no.3 Albuquerque: University of New Mexico [etc.], 1966. 280-301 p.: ill.

By line: G. N. Appell

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

Culture: Rungus Dusun (OC13)

Subjects: Residence (591); Family relationships (593); Kin relationships (602); Social readjustments to death (768);

Abstract: G. N. Appell examines the relationship between the Rungus domestic developmental cycle and residence. Uxorilocal residence is usually the first choice for newlyweds. A couple may move to the husband's village after the birth of several children, creating a pattern of bilocal residence. Average stay in a long-house is three years. Residence does not activate any permanent rights to land. Choice of residence is influenced by the pull of kin, the mother-daughter tie being the strongest, according to Appell. After the mother's death a couple and their family may be pulled to the husband' s family long-house and village. Another important factor is the allocation of labor. The women's long-house group provides childcare for young children, whereas older male children form work groups in the swiddens.

Document Number: 13

Document ID: oc13-013

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 300-301)

Field Date: 1959-1963

Evaluation: Ethnologist-4,5

Analyst: Ian Skoggard ; 2000

Coverage Date: 1959-1963

Coverage Place: Kudat District, Sabah, Malaysia

LCSH: Dusun (Bornean people)

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