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Title:Kinship and Credit Among the Nuer
Author:Glickman, Maurice
Year:1971
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume:41
Issue:4
Period:October
Pages:306-319
Language:English
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:Nuer
kinship
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1158921
http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pao:&rft_dat=xri:pao:article:4011-1971-041-00-000027
Abstract:The author discusses certain connections between the economic and kinship aspects of Nuer social organization and takes herewith an opposite approach to Nuer writings by Evans-Pritchard, whose analyses were based on the theme that many of the Nuer institutions can only be understood in terms of patrilineal principles and the existence of lineages of the agnatic type. Cases where descent does not determine marriage restrictions, where marriage payments are raised and distributed both patrilaterally and matrilaterally, and where agnation does not necessarily involve loyalty between classificatory brothers, are mentioned. Aspects of residence pattern and actual social behaviour are assessed in view of economic security. Ref., notes, French summary.
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