Fortes, Meyer. Kinship and marriage among the Ashanti

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

Title: Kinship and marriage among the Ashanti

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph African systems of kinship and marriage, edited by A. R. Radcliffe-Brown and D. Forde

Published By: Original publisher African systems of kinship and marriage, edited by A. R. Radcliffe-Brown and D. Forde London: Oxford University Press for the International African Institute. 1950. 252-284 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Meyer Fortes

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Akan (FE12)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Marriage (580); Kinship (600);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this article Fortes discusses what he considers to be the crucial problem for Ashanti men: the conflict between the requirements of marriage and fatherhood on the one hand and a man's obligation to his matrilineal kin on the other. Manifestations of this conflict as they appear in specific kin-groupings (husband and wife, parent and child, brother and sister, uncle and nephew, etc.) are analyzed within the broader contexts of the sib, lineage and extended family. Marriage customs and divorce are also discussed.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 5

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. fe12-005

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document No date

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. Mary L. Bartlett ; 1954

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) Ashanti; Ghana

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Akan (African peoples)

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