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Some aspects of marriage and the family among the Nuer

The Rhodes-Livingstone Institute (11) • Published In 1945 • Pages: 70

By: Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan).

Abstract
The bulk of this monograph is concerned with the institution known as 'ghost marriage,' that is, the marriage of a woman to the name of a deceased man. The mechanics of this institution and related institutions such as the levirate are explained in detail. Evans-Protchard relates them functionally to the general principles of Nuer social organization.
Subjects
Inheritance
Marriage
Household
Family relationships
Kinship
Rule of descent
Social readjustments to death
culture
Nuer
HRAF PubDate
2002
Region
Africa
Sub Region
Eastern Africa
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Creator Type
Ethnologist
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Arthur Fields ; 1957
Coverage Date
1930-1936
Coverage Place
Sobat and Jonglei Provinces, Sudan
Notes
By E. E. Evans-Pritchard
Includes bibliographical references and index
LCSH
Nuer (African people)