Richards, Audrey Isabel, 1899-. Reciprocal clan relationships among the Bemba of N. E. Rhodesia

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Title: Reciprocal clan relationships among the Bemba of N. E. Rhodesia

Published in: Man -- Vol. 37, article no. 222

Published By: Man -- Vol. 37, article no. 222 London: The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, 1937. 188-193 p.

By line: by Audrey I. Richards

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1997. Computer File

Culture: Bemba (FQ05)

Subjects: Clans (614);

Abstract: This is a short article concerning the origin and function of ritual clan relationships among the Bemba and the closely allied Bisa. Each clan is not systematically paired, but often has a number of different partners linked by the apparently arbitrary factor of the clan name. The relationship implies ritual interdependence; a partnership of enemies, expressed in ritual; traditional jokes and freedom in daily intercourse; and preferential marriage claims (no longer practiced).

Document Number: 8

Document ID: fq05-008

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1930-1934

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1958

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Zambia

LCSH: Bemba (African people)


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