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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Marriage relationships in the double descent system of the
Afikpo Ibo of southeastern Nigeria
Published By: Original publisher
Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms. 1958 [1980 copy].
1, 6, 335 leaves ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Phoebe Vestal Ottenberg
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
Mode of marriage (583);
Arranging a marriage (584);
Termination of marriage (586);
Family relationships (593);
Secondary marriages (587);
Basis of marriage (581);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source provides a thorough discussion of family and
marriage relationships among the Afikpo Igbo. The data were gathered through participant
observation, informal interview, and a formal questionnaire. Here, it should be noted, that
Ottenberg had to rely on interpreters when speaking to non-English speaking Igbo. There is
much descriptive information on courting and marriage customs, bride wealth, and the
relationships among family members (i.e., between husbands and wives, among co-wives, and
among parents and children). Major attention is given to divorce and remarriage and the
factors that promote marital stability and instability among the Igbo and in Africa in
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
UM58-05773 Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Northwestern University,
1958 Includes bibliographical references (p. 318-328)
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.
Eleanor C. Swanson ; 1981
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)
AfikpoVillage-Group, Ogoja Province,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Igbo (African people)