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The web of kinship among the Tallensi : the second part of an analysis of the social structure of a Trans-Volta tribe

Author: Meyer Fortes
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.
Series: African ethnographic studies of the 20th century, v. 28.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1020282525
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Meyer Fortes
ISBN: 9780429490200 0429490208 9780429954191 0429954190 9780429954207 0429954204 9780429954184 0429954182
OCLC Number: 1049150182
Notes: First published in 1949 by Oxford University Press for the International African Institute.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover page; Halftitle page; Title page; Copyright page; Title page; Copyright pae; Dedication; FOREWORD; CONTENTS; LIST OF PLATES; CHAPTER I INTRODUCTORY; The Large-scale Framework of Tale Society; The Maximal Lineage and Clanship Ties; The Internal Constitution of the Maximal Lineage; CHAPTER II KINSHIP AND THE LINEAGE SYSTEM; The Connexion between Kinship and the Lineage System; Cognatic and Agnatic Kinship; The Generic Concept of Kinship; Two Classes of Kinship Relations; The Native Theory of Conception; The Significance of Paternity and Patriliny; The Ritual Coefficient of Patriliny Uterine Kinship and the Notion of WitchcraftUterine Kinship and the Notion of Tyuk; Uterine Kinship as a Personal Bond; The Dispersion of Uterine Kin; CHAPTER III THE HOMESTEAD AND THE JOINT FAMILY; Homestead and Family̶-a Single Social Entity; The Ideas and Values embodied in the Homestead; The Architecture of the Homestead in Relation to the Structure of the Domestic Family; The Developmental Cycle of the Joint Family; CHAPTER IV HUSBAND AND WIFE IN THE STRUCTURE OF THE FAMILY; The General and the Particular in the Pattern of Domestic Relations; The Significance of Marriage1 The Stability of MarriageThe Wife's Ties with Her Paternal Family and Lineage; The Opposition between the Kinship Ties and the Marital Ties of Spouses, and its Resolution; The Relationships of a Wife with her Relatives-in-law; The Relationship of Husband and Wife; The Sexual Relationship in Marriage; The Economic and Property Relations of Spouses; The Husband's Authority over his Wife; The Sexual Relationship as the Corner-stone of Marriage; The Sexual Rights of the Husband and the Corporate Interests of his Clan; The Husband's Relationship with his Affines; Sex in the Relationship of Affines The Adjustment of Co-Wives to One AnotherCHAPTER V PARENTS AND CHILDREN IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE LINEAGE; Some General Principles Recapitulated; The Importance of 'Rearing'; Rights and Duties of Parents; Classificatory Parents and Own Parents; The Significance of 'Having no Father alive'; Change of Status Due to Death of 'Father' Shown in Property Relations; Parallel Significance of 'Not having a Mother alive'; CHAPTER VI THE MORAL BASIS OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF PARENT AND CHILD; The Fundamental Axiom of Parenthood; The Tribulations of Parenthood; The Parent-Child Bond as an Absolute Bond Filial PietyCHAPTER VII THE GENETIC DEVELOPMENT OF PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS; Babyhood1; Childhood; Parents and Children in Everyday Intercourse; Adolescence and the Principle of Reciprocity; From Adolescence to Adulthood; The Duty of Supporting the Parents in Old Age; A Methodological Point; CHAPTER VIII TENSIONS IN THE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP; Rivalry between Parents and Children; The Native Theory of the Tension between the Generations; The Discrimination between Oldest Children and Youngest Children; The Ancestors as Parent Images; CHAPTER IX GRANDPARENTS AND GRANDCHILDREN
Series Title: African ethnographic studies of the 20th century, v. 28.
Responsibility: by Meyer Fortes.

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