Boesen, Inger W.. Women, honour and love: some aspects of the Pashtun woman's life in eastern Afghanistan

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Women, honour and love: some aspects of the Pashtun woman's life in eastern Afghanistan

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Afghanistan Journal -- Vol. 7, no. 3

Published By: Original publisher Afghanistan Journal -- Vol. 7, no. 3 [Graz]: [Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt]. 1980. 50-59 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Inger W. Boesen

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Pashtun (AU04)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Music (533); Gender status (562); Ethics (577); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Basis of marriage (581); Mode of marriage (583); Arranging a marriage (584); Nuptials (585); Termination of marriage (586); Extramarital sex relations (837); Transmission of cultural norms (867);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article is concerned with a brief overview of several dimensions of women's status in Pashtun society in eastern Afghanistan. The topics covered include the difference in Islamic and Pashtun norms regarding the status of women with respect to marriage and divorce, inheritance and control of property, and participation in public religious life; the system of purdah, the socialization of girls into purdah, and variations in purdah according to the socio-economic status of a woman's family; the life and work of women; the relationship between the newly-married woman and her mother-in-law; and the extent to which women participate in challenging and perpetuating the norms that govern their status and behavior, as reflected in the special women's songs known as landai.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 24

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. au04-024

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 59)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1977-1978

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 Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; Gerald Reid ; 1988

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). not specified

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Kunar Valley, eastern Afghanistan

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Pushtuns


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