Cohen, Ronald. Marriage instability among the Kanuri of northern Nigeria

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

Title: Marriage instability among the Kanuri of northern Nigeria

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph American anthropologist -- Vol. 63, no. 6

Published By: Original publisher American anthropologist -- Vol. 63, no. 6 Washington, etc.: American Anthropological Association, etc.. 1961. 1231-1249 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Ronald Cohen

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1998. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Kanuri (MS14)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Gender status (562); 58*; 59*;

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this article Cohen examines the reasons for high divorce rates among the Kanuri. For one, there are no moral sanctions against divorce. Islam does not proscribe against it and there are socially accepted roles for divorced women to hold. However, Islamic teachings and the patriarchal structure of Kanuri society do place women in a subordinate position to men, although not all men have the social and economic means to back up their superordinate position. According to Cohen, divorce is the result of women subverting the traditionally sanctioned role of male domination (see also Cohen 1971.)

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 10

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. ms14-010

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. 1248-1249)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1/1955-8/1957

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-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard ; 1996

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1950s

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

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

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