Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan), 1902-1973. The Nuer: age-sets

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Title: The Nuer: age-sets

Published in: Sudan notes and record -- Vol. 19

Published By: Sudan notes and record -- Vol. 19 Khartoum: [s.n.], 1936. 233-269 p.

By line: By E. E. Evans-Pritchard

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

Culture: Nuer (FJ22)

Subjects: Age stratification (561); Puberty and initiation (881);

Abstract: This is a description of the functions of the age-set system in Nuer life. Particular emphasis is placed upon the influence of age-sets on kinship ties and on the regulation of marriage. Information on initiation, significance of cattle, raids on the Dinka, and sexual activities and restrictions is also included. Evans-Pritchard makes the point that the Nuer age-set system is an egalitarian type of social integration.

Document Number: 9

Document ID: fj22-009

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: 1931, 1936

Evaluation: Social Anthropologist-5

Analyst: Arthur Fields ; 1956

Coverage Date: 1930-1936

Coverage Place: Sobat and Jonglei Provinces, Sudan

LCSH: Nuer (African people)


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