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Bartered brides : politics, gender, and marriage in an Afghan tribal society

Author: Nancy Lindisfarne
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Series: Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology, 74.; Cambridge studies in social anthropology, no. 74.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A detailed study of marriage among the Maduzai, a tribal society in Afghan Turkistan.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Lindisfarne
ISBN: 0521381584 9780521381581 0521024676 9780521024679
OCLC Number: 20932569
Description: xx, 309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Personal background --
Comparative perspectives on marriage --
Regional background: the Durrani of Saripul --
Patriliny, gender and endogamy --
The Maduzai subtribe --
Household production and reproduction --
Brideprice and direct exchange --
Rituals of marriage --
Marriage choice --
The power of shame --
The marriages of Jahhi Adam's descendants --
Durrani marriage: conclusions.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology, 74.; Cambridge studies in social anthropology, no. 74.
Responsibility: Nancy Tapper.
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