Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan), 1902-1973. Some aspects of marriage and the family among the Nuer

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Title: Some aspects of marriage and the family among the Nuer

Published By: Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia: The Rhodes-Livingstone Institute, 1945. 70 p.: ill.

By line: By E. E. Evans-Pritchard

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

Culture: Nuer (FJ22)

Subjects: Inheritance (428); Marriage (580); Household (592); Family relationships (593); Kinship (600); Rule of descent (611); Social readjustments to death (768);

Abstract: The bulk of this monograph is concerned with the institution known as 'ghost marriage,' that is, the marriage of a woman to the name of a deceased man. The mechanics of this institution and related institutions such as the levirate are explained in detail. Evans-Protchard relates them functionally to the general principles of Nuer social organization.

Document Number: 11

Document ID: fj22-011

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references and index

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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