Marshall, Lorna. Marriage among !Kung Bushmen

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Title: Marriage among !Kung Bushmen

Published in: Africa -- Vol. 29

Published By: Africa -- Vol. 29 London: Oxford University Press, 1959. 335-364: ill.

By line: Lorna Marshall

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2005. Computer File

Culture: San (FX10)

Subjects: GENDER STATUS (562); REGULATION OF MARRIAGE (582); ARRANGING A MARRIAGE (584); NUPTIALS (585); TERMINATION OF MARRIAGE (586); KIN RELATIONSHIPS (602); KINSHIP REGULATION OF SEX (835);

Abstract: This is a study of marriage among the Kung based on fieldwork undertaken in 1952-53 as a member of the Harvard Peabody-Smithsonian Kalahari Expeditions. The author, an ethnologist, provides information on marriage regulations and incest taboos, betrothal practices and marriage ceremonies. Brief statements on Kung culture, the status of women and materials on divorce are also included. Case materials are used to illustrate the general statements made by the author.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: fx10-001

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1952-1953

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Betty Potash ; 1960

Coverage Date: ca. 1950s

Coverage Place: !Kung San, Nyae Nyae region, Namibia

LCSH: San (African people)

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