Kopytoff, Igor. Matrilineality, residence, and residential zones

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Title: Matrilineality, residence, and residential zones

Published in: American ethnologist -- Vol. 4, no. 3

Published By: American ethnologist -- Vol. 4, no. 3 Wiley-Blackwell. 1977. 539-558 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); Settlement patterns (361); Residence (591); Kin relationships (602); Family relationships (593); Community structure (621); Community heads (622); Status and treatment of the aged (888); Functional and adaptational interpretations (182);

Abstract: This article describes Suku social organization, which combines matrilineal lineages with a patrilocal residence pattern. Previous anthropologists have viewed these two patterns as inherently contradictory and unstable. Empirical observation of Suku family life and kinship groups suggest that these assumptions are rather simplistic and that the Suku are able to employ a wide variety of mechanisms to maintain both institutions and practices.

Document Number: 5

Document ID: fo46-005

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 557-558)

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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