essay

Complementary filiation and marriage in the Trobriand Islands

marriage in tribal societies (3) • Published In 1972 • Pages: 121-157

By: Robinson, Marguerite S..

Abstract
In this article Robinson re-analyses Malinowski's and Powell's data on affinity and filiation and concludes that the position of the father in reference to marriage and filiation in Trobriand society '…is invested with important, and, in some respects, decisive jural, economic and ritual roles, rights and responsibilities. Complementary filiation, then, is of primary importance in Trobriand society, and in this respect resembles closely 'matrilineal' systems in other societies.
Subjects
Theoretical orientation in research and its results
Gift giving
Regulation of marriage
Nuptials
Family relationships
Kin relationships
Lineages
Mourning
Magic
Pregnancy
culture
Trobriands
HRAF PubDate
1995
Region
Oceania
Sub Region
Melanesia
Document Type
essay
Evaluation
Creator Type
Unknown
Document Rating
4: Excellent Secondary Data
Analyst
John Beierle
Coverage Date
not specified
Coverage Place
Papua New Guinea
Notes
[by] Marguerite S. Robinson
First published 1962.
Photocopy. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International, 1980
Bibliography: p. 156-157
LCSH
Trobriand Islanders