Gulliver, P. H.. The family herds: a study of two pastoral tribes in East Africa, the Jie and Turkana

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Title: The family herds: a study of two pastoral tribes in East Africa, the Jie and Turkana

Published By: London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd, 1955. i-xvi, 1-48, and 124-271 p.

By line: by P. H. Gulliver

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Turkana (FL17)

Subjects: Pastoral activities (233); Annual cycle (221); Comparative evidence (171); Social relationships and groups (571); Household (592); Settlement patterns (361); Basis of marriage (581); Family relationships (593); Lineages (613); Kin relationships (602); Mode of marriage (583);

Abstract: This source is an analysis of regulations governing herds and flocks of animals as property and the interrelationship of these with the kinship system among the Jie of Uganda and the Turkana of Kenya. Information on the Jie contained in the pages of this source that have been processed have been filed in Categories 17 and 171. The topics discussed with regard to the Turkana include the ecology of Turkanaland, animal husbandry, the nuclear family and property, the extended family and property, stock association relationships between kin and bond-friends, and marriage and bridewealth.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: fl17-002

Document Type: Component part(s), monograph

Language: English

Note: Only pages i-xvi, 1-48, and 124-271 have been processed for the FL17 Turkana file.

Field Date: 1948-1950

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Gerald Reid ; 1988

Coverage Date: 1940-1955

Coverage Place: vicinity of Lake Turkana (Lake Rudolf), Kenya

LCSH: Turkana (African people)


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