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Title:Kinship and Conflict in a Yombe Village: a Genealogical Dispute
Author:Bond, George C.
Year:1972
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume:42
Issue:4
Period:October
Pages:275-288
Language:English
Geographic term:Zambia
Subjects:social conflicts
Yombe
kinship
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1158496
http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pao:&rft_dat=xri:pao:article:4011-1972-042-00-000023
Abstract:As distinct from Malinovski's view of myth, reflected in his 'Myth in Primitive Psychology', later anthropologists have proved that myth does not always operate as an integrating force in a society. On the contrary, myth itself becomes very often the focus of controversy, being manipulated as au instrument to justify different interests. This paper indicates how certain members of a lineage group may rearrange crucial characters of their myth, when claims to status and property come up for discussion. It makes clear how differing versions of a mythical charter, may be linked to changes in the relations of individuals and segments to lineage property and to one another, resulting in a redistribution of power and authority within a lineage. Parts of the article: The Yombe - The Vidi of Joko - A dispute over a charter - The basis of disputes - The genealogical dispute - Summary and conclusion. Notes, genealogy, ref., French summary.
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