Hamdani, Salha. Female adolescent rites and the reproductive health of young women in Morogoro Tanzania

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

Title: 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. Luguru (FN32)

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); Lineages (613); Real property (423); Inheritance (428); Family relationships (593); Sexual intercourse (833); General sex restrictions (834); Extramarital sex relations (837); Sex and marital offenses (684); Childbirth (844); Conception (842); Menstruation (841); 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 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. fn32-009

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

Note: 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 Anthropologist-5

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). 1978-1994

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)


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