Goodale, Jane C. (Jane Carter), 1926-. Marriage contracts among the Tiwi

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Title: Marriage contracts among the Tiwi

Published in: @aNew Haven, Conn.|@bHRAF|@c2008|@dComputer file

Published By: @aNew Haven, Conn.|@bHRAF|@c2008|@dComputer file Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, 1962. 452-466 p.

By line: Jane C. Goodale

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Tiwi (OI20)

Subjects: Basis of marriage (581); Clans (614); Regulation of marriage (582); Arranging a marriage (584); Secondary marriages (587); Status, role, and prestige (554); Puberty and initiation (881); Polygamy (595); Family relationships (593); Cousins (605); Parents-in-law and children-in-law (606);

Abstract: This document is mainly a description of the form and nature of the varying types of marriage contracts among the Tiwi. The emphasis is on the factor of relative age as an important consideration. The author attempts a new perspective by using the point of view of a female Ego. Kinship terminology and classification are discussed relevant to the marriage system. The last section deals with some aspects of the exchange of women between descent groups and local groups.

Document Number: 10

Document ID: oi20-010

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1954

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Joan Steffens ; 1963

Coverage Date: 1900-1954

Coverage Place: Tiwi, Northern Australia

LCSH: Tiwi (Australian people)


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