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Title:Cousin marriage among the Thembu? A research problem
Author:Kuper, AdamISNI
Year:1981
Periodical:African Studies
Volume:40
Issue:1
Pages:41-42
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:Tembu
marriage
Women's Issues
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Bibliography/Research
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/00020188108707569
Abstract:The orthodox view is that cousin marriage was traditionally prohibited among the Cape Nguni. The only source known to the author which suggests otherwise is B.J.F. Laubscher's 'Sex, Custom and Psychopathology: A Study of South African Pagan Natives' (1937). One chapter of this book is devoted to the issue of cousin marriage. Obviously Laubscher's account is in many ways unsatisfactory and yet is sufficiently concrete and serious to warrant further investigation. Because of its consequences for the study of Cape Nguni kinship systems Laubscher's report should get a re-investigation in the field. Ref.
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