Solidarity, stratification and sentiment: the unilateral cross-cousin marriage according to the theories of levi-strauss, leach, and homans and schneider

Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde Vol/Iss. 116 Published In Pages: 55-80
By Berting, J., Philipsen, H.


This article tests differing theories of why a man's marriage of his mother's brother's daughter is often encouraged while marriage of the father's sister's daughter is discouraged. Maintenance of relationships between bride-givers and bride takers is considered, as are the role of childhood sentiments in choosing a spouse.


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