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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Amadiume, Ifi, 1947-
Male daughters, female husbands: gender and sex in an African
Published By: Original publisher
London ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Zed Books. 1987. 223
p., plates ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2003. 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
Gift giving (431);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Accumulation of wealth (556);
Gender status (562);
Spirits and gods (776);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Gender roles and issues (890);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The fieldwork for this study, dealing primarily with
women's roles in Igbo society, was conducted by the author in 1980-1982 in the town of
Nnobi, Idemili division, Anambra State, Nigeria. The monograph is divided into three major
periods: Pre-Colonial (pre-1900), when the traditional system operated; Colonial
(1900-1960); and Post-Colonial (the Post-Independence period), following 1960, when Nigeria
became an independent nation. Although the primary emphasis in this work is to describe
women's role in traditional (pre-1900) Igbo society, the author also presents a wealth of
information on what structures in the society allowed women to achieve power, and how the
effects of colonial institutions on traditional society changed women's choices and
situations. Amadiume concludes with a discussion on what has happened to women in the
Post-Independence period, particularly in regard to local and national politics.
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-216)
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.
John Beierle ; 2001
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)
Town of Nndobi, Idemili Division, Anambra
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Igbo (African people)