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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Female adolescent rites and the reproductive health of young women in Morogoro Tanzania
Published By: Original publisher
[s.l.]: [s.n.]. 2001. 25 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Salha Hamdani
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2020. 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
Puberty and initiation (881);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Cult of the dead (769);
Gender roles and issues (890);
Techniques of socialization (861);
Sex training (864);
Transmission of skills (868);
Gender status (562);
Division of labor by gender (462);
Rule of descent (611);
Real property (423);
Family relationships (593);
Sexual intercourse (833);
General sex restrictions (834);
Extramarital sex relations (837);
Sex and marital offenses (684);
Avoidance and taboo (784);
Life history materials (159);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is an ethnographic description of Luguru female life-cycle rites related to menarche, pregnancy, and childbirth. The focus is on how these rituals inculcate cultural knowledge relevant for undertaking a range of gendered roles, including the meaning of sex, childcare, and managing family life. The analysis suggests that, compared to women in other economically-similar eastern African societies, Luguru women enjoy greater autonomy for decision-making and resource control, attributable to the continuity of both matrilineal kinship ideology and the matriarchal residence pattern in Luguru society.
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 24-25)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
No date given
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.
Teferi Abate Adem; 2020
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)
Uluguru Mountains, Morogoro Region, Tanzania
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Luguru (African people)