Male dominance and female autonomy: domestic authority in matrilineal societies

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By Schlegel, Alice


". . . substantial bridewealth will be found more often in societies with husband authority, and . . . token bridewealth, or none, will be found in the other types" (21)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of raw scoresSupportedp<.01UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
BridewealthUNKNOWNMode Of Marriage
Domestic Authority TypeUNKNOWNHousehold

Related Hypotheses

Main AuthorHypothesis
Schlegel, Alice". . . in societies in which fraternal authority characterizes the domestic group, there will be an emphasis upon sibling incest; . . . in societies in which the husband has authority over the domestic group, the emphasis will be upon father-daughter incest" (12)
Schlegel, Alice"I hypothesize that matrilateral cross-cousin marriage is associated with husband authority in the domestic group, and that patrilateral cross-cousin marriage is associated with brother authority in the domestic group" (10)
Schlegel, Alice"I hypothesize that co-wife jealousy is associated with husband authority, as wives compete for access to the center of power in the home" (23)
Schlegel, Alice"Sibling avoidance occurs most frequently in societies with husband authority, as a mechanism for keeping the brother, who has some authority over his sister within the descent group, from interfering in her marriage, in which her husband has authority" (26)
Schlegel, Alice". . . control is associated with authority; so that husband or brother control correspond with husband or brother authority, and Type III [equivalent husband and brother authority] is associated with some form of partial or total female control" (22)