Book

Mating as a reproductive strategy: a Black Carib example

University Microfilms InternationalAnn Arbor, Mich. • Published In 1989 • Pages:

By: McCommon, Carolyn Sue.

Abstract
The focus of this study is the examination of the basic nature of the Garifuna mating system. The analysis uses some of the principles of biological theories relating to sexual and kin selection (p. iii). The data used in this source were obtained from interviews with Garifuna women in Sambo Crique, Honduras. McCommon's Garifuna data show that a woman's mating pattern -- legal/religious, co-residential, extra-residential, or single -- is related to her perceived ability to choose the best source of support, not only for herself, but also for her children and other consanguines. According to the author, these mating decisions '...can be measured by variation in reproductive accomplishments' (p. iii). These data agree with previous studies of Caribbean mating patterns.
Subjects
Theoretical orientation in research and its results
History
Conception
Household
Mode of marriage
Basis of marriage
Arranging a marriage
Nuptials
Termination of marriage
culture
Garifuna
HRAF PubDate
2005
Region
Middle America and the Caribbean
Sub Region
Central America
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
John Beierle ; 1980-1981
Coverage Date
1980-1981
Coverage Place
Sambo Crique, Honduras
Notes
[by] Carolyn Sue McCommon
UM8305673
Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-149)
Thesis (Ph.D.) -- State College, Pennsylvania State University, 1982
LCSH
Garifuna (Caribbean people)