Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan), 1902-1973. Nuer rules of exogamy and incest

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Title: Nuer rules of exogamy and incest

Published in: Social structure ; studies presented to A. R. Radcliffe-Brown, edited by Meyer Fortes

Published By: Social structure ; studies presented to A. R. Radcliffe-Brown, edited by Meyer Fortes Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1949. 85-103 p.

By line: E. E. Evans-Pritchard

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

Culture: Nuer (FJ22)

Subjects: Age stratification (561); Regulation of marriage (582); Kin groups (610); Sex and marital offenses (684); Kinship regulation of sex (835);

Abstract: This article presents the author's description and analysis of Nuer rules of exogamy and incest, their relationship to each other and to Nuer social structure. The incest taboos are functions of the rules of exogamy, not of notions of consanguinity; the rules of exogamy differentiate among persons in Nuer society, indicate kinship status, and keep clear other structurally important relationships within and between communities.

Document Number: 7

Document ID: fj22-007

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: 1931-1936

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Arthur Fields ; 1957

Coverage Date: 1930-1936

Coverage Place: Sobat and Jonglei Provinces, Sudan

LCSH: Nuer (African people)

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