Matrilineality, residence, and residential zones
American ethnologist • 4 (3) • Published In 1977 • Pages: 539-558
By: Kopytoff, Igor.
AbstractThis article describes Suku social organization, which combines matrilineal lineages with a patrilocal residence pattern. Previous anthropologists have viewed these two patterns as inherently contradictory and unstable. Empirical observation of Suku family life and kinship groups suggest that these assumptions are rather simplistic and that the Suku are able to employ a wide variety of mechanisms to maintain both institutions and practices.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Central Africa
- Document Type
- Teferi Abate Adem ; 2014
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Kwango district, Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Igor Kopytoff
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 557-558)
- Suku (African people)