Anderson, John W.. Cousin marriage in context: constructing social relations in Afghanistan

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

Title: Cousin marriage in context: constructing social relations in Afghanistan

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Folk -- Vol. 24

Published By: Original publisher Folk -- Vol. 24 Kobenhaven: Dansk Etnografisk Forenig. 1982. 7-28 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Jon W. Anderson

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Pashtun (AU04)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Basis of marriage (581); Regulation of marriage (582); Tribe and nation (619); Lineages (613); Kin relationships (602); Arranging a marriage (584); Termination of marriage (586); Secondary marriages (587); Nuptials (585); Mode of marriage (583);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a study of parallel cousin marriage and other marriage arrangements among the Ghilzai Pashtun of southeastern Afghanistan. The author examines the framework of marriage, the strategy of marriage alliances, the arrangement of marriage and the marriage ceremony, and the structural contexts of marriage in Ghilzai society. He finds that close cousin marriages tend to be accompanied by marriages farther afield in order to counter the isolating effects of close cousin marriage. He argues that the specific character of any single marriage is determined by the history of adjacent marriages.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 18

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. au04-018

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 27-28)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1971-1974

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 Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Gerald Reid ; 1988

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1971-1974

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Ghilzai Pashtun, southeastern Afghanistan between Kabul and Kandahar

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Pushtuns


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