Barth, Fredrik. Father's brother's daughter marriage in Kurdistan

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Title: Father's brother's daughter marriage in Kurdistan

Published in: Southwestern journal of anthropology -- Vol. 10

Published By: Southwestern journal of anthropology -- Vol. 10 Albuquerque, N.Mex.: University of New Mexico, 1954. 164-171 p.: ill.

By line: by Fredrik Barth

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1996. Computer File

Culture: Kurds (MA11)


Abstract: In this article Barth presents an interpretation of the function of patrilateral parallel cousin (FBD) marriage that differs from the standard explanation. Barth's hypothesis is that this marriage pattern 'plays a prominent role in solidifying the minimal lineage as a corporate group in factional struggle.' He believes this hypothesis will apply to many other Middle Eastern groups, and thus serve to distinguish them from African systems.

Document Number: 3

Document ID: ma11-003

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: 1951

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Robert O. Lagacé ; 1962

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Armenia

LCSH: Kurds


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