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Kinship and marriage among the Anlo Ewe,

Author: G K Nukunya
Publisher: [London] University of London, Athlone Press; New York, Humanities Press, 1969.
Series: Monographs on social anthropology, no. 37.
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Presents a study of the Anlo, the most numerous of the Ewe peoples who are divided between Ghana and Togo. Their descent is remarkable in that a patrilineal ideology is balanced by unusually strong  Read more...

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Nukunya, G.K.
Kinship and marriage among the Anlo Ewe.
[London] University of London, Athlone Press; New York, Humanities Press, 1969
(OCoLC)603181039
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G K Nukunya
ISBN: 0485195372 9780485195378
OCLC Number: 60531
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis, University of London.
Description: x, 217 pages illustrations, map, portrait 23 cm.
Contents: INTRODUCTION 1 Anlo Country: Habitat and Economy, 2 Ethnic Composition of the Anlo Kingdom, 8 The Political System, 9 The Literature on the Ewe and the Anlo, 15 Field Work and Methodology, 17 THE KINSHIP SYSTEM 21 The Clan, 21 The Lineage, 25 The basic behaviour patterns among agnates, 38 Non-agnatic kinship, 42 The basic behaviour patterns in matrilateral kinship, 48 The Language of Kinship, 53 MARRIAGE 63 Marriage Prohibitions, 63 Incest and Adultery, 67 Preferential Marriages, 71 Selection of partners and relations between the sexes before marriage, 77 Courting, 79 The marriage ceremonies, 85 Marriage and filiation of children, 96 Second marriages, irregular unions and paternity, 98 Divorce 103 Social structure, marriage payment and divorce, 115 Conclusion, I20 THE FAMILY The Household in its physical setting, 123 The Composition of the household group, 127 The Individual's stages of development, 143 Interpersonal relations within the family, 154 THE EFFECTS OF SOCIAL CHANGES ON KINSHIP, MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY 162 Kin groups and social change, 164 Marriage and the family in the changing conditions, 179 Conclusion, 190
Series Title: Monographs on social anthropology, no. 37.
Responsibility: by G.K. Nukunya.

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