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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Ames, David W.
Plural marriage among the Wolof in the Gambia: with a consideration of problems of marital adjustment and patterned ways of resolving tensions
Published By: Original publisher
[s.l.]: [s.n.], [n.d.]. iv, 145 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
David Wason Ames
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 1999. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Kinship terminology (601);
Basis of marriage (581);
Regulation of marriage (582);
Gender status (562);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Extramarital sex relations (837);
Division of labor by gender (462);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Ames’ study of Wolof polygyny seeks to give attention to the entire range of cultural phenomena, focusing attention on the individual acting in various ways in concrete situations and trying to discover the attitudes, motivations, and sanctions that underlie and help to explain such behavior. The discussion begins with the principal patterns of Wolof culture and then goes to specific topics such as marriage, social stratification, status of women, family and kinship structure, household economy, property ownership, problems of individual adjustment in a polygynous household, and the impact of European culture. In 1959, the author was assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Northwestern University, 1953
Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-145)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Robert Lee; 1959
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
The Gambia and Senegal
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Wolof (African people)