al-Katsha, Samiha. Changes in Nubian wedding ceremonials

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Changes in Nubian wedding ceremonials

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Nubian ceremonial life : studies in Islamic syncretism and cultural change, edited by John G. Kennedy

Published By: Original publisher Nubian ceremonial life : studies in Islamic syncretism and cultural change, edited by John G. Kennedy University of California Press: Berkeley. 1978. 171-202 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Samiha al-Katsha

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2021. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Nubians (MR08)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Acculturation and culture contact (177); Personal grooming (302); Gift giving (431); Music (533); Dance (535); Visiting and hospitality (574); Regulation of marriage (582); Arranging a marriage (584); Nuptials (585); Ritual (788);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This work examines changes and continuities in marriage practices from before and after resettlement of Egyptian Nubians in government-planned villages when their lands were submerged by the raising of the Aswan Dam in 1933. The focus is on ceremonies and organized rituals in the weeks leading up to and following the wedding day, based on informant accounts of previous practices and on observance of events during fieldwork. The results show reduced enforcement of the proscription on cousin marriage and of post-wedding seclusion, and in the performance sacrificial rites. Other notable changes include an increased secularization of nuptial ceremonies and a decline in the role of kin groups in organizing festivities. See Kennedy (1978 "Bibliography") for sources cited and Kennedy (1978 "Photographs") for relevant images.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 15

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. mr08-015

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1963

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Anthropologist-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem ; 2020

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1900-1963

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Aswan Governate, Egypt

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Nubians--Egypt--ReligionNubians--Egypt--Religion


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