Bohannan, Laura. A Genealogical charter

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Title: A Genealogical charter

Published in: Africa -- Vol. 22, no. 4

Published By: Africa -- Vol. 22, no. 4 London: Oxford University Press, 1952. 301-315 p.

By line: Laura Bohannan

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1998. Computer File

Culture: Tiv (FF57)

Subjects: Kinship terminology (601);

Abstract: This article discusses the knowledge and function of kinship genealogy in Tiv society. Bohannon demonstrates that the belief in the existence of true genealogies together with the possibility of construing such genealogies according to existing circumstances provide the Tiv with opportunities for social changes while maintaining a doctrine of social permanence.

Document Number: 21

Document ID: ff57-021

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1949-1952

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Robert Lee ; 1958

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Benue State, Nigeria

LCSH: Tiv (African people)


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