Mayer, Philip. The lineage principle in Gusii society

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Title: The lineage principle in Gusii society

Published By: London ; New York: Published for the International African Institute by the Oxford University Press, 1949. 35 p.

By line: by Philip Mayer

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Gusii (FL08)

Subjects: Social relationships and groups (571); Regulation of marriage (582); Mode of marriage (583); Household (592); Lineages (613); Clans (614);

Abstract: This document presents a detailed study of the role and function of the lineage or EGESAKU as the author observed it in Gusii society of the late 1940s. Additional information is also provided on the relationship of the lineage to the clan (ABAAMATE), to the mourning group called the 'people of shaving' (ABANYAMATATI), and to the tribal group as a whole.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: fl08-001

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1946-1948

Evaluation: Sociologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 2005

Coverage Date: 1946-1948

Coverage Place: South Nyanza District, Republic of Kenya, East Africa

LCSH: Gusii (African people)


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