Marshall, Lorna. The kin terminology system of the !Kung Bushmen

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Title: The kin terminology system of the !Kung Bushmen

Published in: Africa -- Vol. 27

Published By: Africa -- Vol. 27 London: Oxford University Press, 1957. 1-25 p.

By line: Lorna Marshall

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

Culture: San (FX10)

Subjects: NAMING (553); KINSHIP TERMINOLOGY (601); KIN RELATIONSHIPS (602);

Abstract: This source deals with the kinship system of the Kung. The author discusses the principles underlying their kinship system, gives the terms used for various categories of kinsmen, and offers an interpretation of joking relations. In addition some material is provided on marriage regulations and on the importance of kinship for social solidarity. The author, an ethnologist, did field work in the area.

Document Number: 5

Document ID: fx10-005

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English and French

Note: Summary in French.

Field Date: 1950-1955

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Betty Potash ; 1961

Coverage Date: ca. 1950-1955

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

LCSH: San (African people)

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