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Title:The relationships between the sexes in a coastal islamic society: Pangani district, Tanganyika
Author:Tanner, Ralph E.S.ISNI
Year:1962
Periodical:African Studies
Volume:21
Issue:2
Pages:70-82
Language:English
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:marriage
women
Swahili
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Women's Issues
Religion and Witchcraft
Abstract:This study is concerned with the Swahili-speaking infertile Moslems of the coastal villages with their predominantly female population, with a high degree of stability of both form and population: The position of women and attitudes to marriage and sex; the background to marriage; attitudes and practices supposed to be based on western forms of sex relations; tribal and Islamic marriages of a divorced woman; secret marriage marriage between relatives; nominal marriage to permit remarriage of a previously divorced couple] marriage after common-law union; widow inheritance marriage; prostitution; lovers; common-law u-nions; mixed unions; problems of marital adjustment and choice; the instability of marriage as a fundamental of coastal life; conclusion.
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