Grosz-Ngaté, Maria Luise. Monetization of bridewealth and the abandonment of 'kin roads' to marriage in Sana, Mali

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

Title: Monetization of bridewealth and the abandonment of 'kin roads' to marriage in Sana, Mali

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph American ethnologist -- Vol. 15, no. 3

Published By: Original publisher American ethnologist -- Vol. 15, no. 3 [Washington]: American Ethnological Society. 1988. 501-514 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Maria Grosz-Ngaté

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. Bambara (FA08)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Cultural identity and pride (186); Division of labor by gender (462); Verbal arts (5310); Status, role, and prestige (554); Gender status (562); Classes (565); Slavery (567); Basis of marriage (581); Mode of marriage (583); Lineages (613); Territorial hierarchy (631); Wrongs (673); Burial practices and funerals (764); Missions (797); Status of adolescents (882); Gender roles and issues (890);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article provides analysis of the marriage process among the Bambara of Mali. It argues that marriage and associated presentations constitute a social universe that not only reflects but also helps to reorder social reality.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 9

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. fa08-009

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. 513-514)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1981-1982, 1986-1987

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. Teferi Abate Adem ; 2006

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1766-1988

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Bambara (African people)


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