Hetherington, Penelope. Generational changes in marriage patterns in the Central Province of Kenya, 1930-1990

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

Title: Generational changes in marriage patterns in the Central Province of Kenya, 1930-1990

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of Asian and African studies -- Vol. 36, no. 2

Published By: Original publisher Journal of Asian and African studies -- Vol. 36, no. 2 Leiden: E.J. Brill. 2001. 157-180 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Penelope Hetherington

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Gikuyu (FL10)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Puberty and initiation (881); Marriage (580); Gender status (562); Gender roles and issues (890); Polygamy (595); Family relationships (593); Labor supply and employment (464); Missions (797); External relations (648); Education system (871); Sociocultural trends (178);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document compares the experiences and attitudes of of three generations of Kikuyu women, in Kenya, concerning female circumcision, polygny, bridewealth payment, and age at first marriage. It shows that most women in the third generation who were in their twenties in 1990, have abandoned both female circumcision and polygny. Most of them attempt to construct a marriage arrangment that reflects their understanding of western Christian practices.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 12

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. fl10-012

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. 177-180)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1990

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 Historian-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem; 2008

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1930-1990

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

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


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