Kopytoff, Igor. The Suku of the Congo: an ethnographic test of Hsu's hypotheses

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Title: The Suku of the Congo: an ethnographic test of Hsu's hypotheses

Published in: Kinship and culture, edited by Francis L.K. Hsu

Published By: Kinship and culture, edited by Francis L.K. Hsu Aldine Pub. Co.. 1971. 69-86 p. ill.

By line: Igor Kopytoff

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File

Culture: Suku (FO46)

Subjects: Lineages (613); Kin relationships (602); Kinship terminology (601); Social relationships and groups (571); Ethos (181); Community structure (621); Family relationships (593); Residence (591); Settlement patterns (361); Status and treatment of the aged (888); Age stratification (561); Gender status (562);

Abstract: This document examines Suku kinship rules and observed behaviors of individuals. While Suku kinship principles dictate rigidly defined expectations, individuals constantly redefine these expectations by shifting their relationships and roles. Such shifts and reclassification of kinship terms suggest discrepancies in rules and behavior.

Document Number: 3

Document ID: fo46-003

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Field Date: 1958-1959

Evaluation: Anthropologist-5

Analyst: Teferi Abate Adem ; 2014

Coverage Date: 1920-1970

Coverage Place: Kwango district, Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

LCSH: Suku (African people)

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