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University of Cambridge Oriental Publications #74: Bartered Brides

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Bartered Brides is a detailed study of marriage among the Maduzai, a tribal society in Afghan Turkistan. It is the first study of the area which looks in depth at both the domestic aspects of marriage and its relation to the productive and reproductive activities of women, as well as marriage as a means of managing political and economic conflict and competition. The fieldwork was carried out in the early 1970s before the 1978 coup and Soviet invasion. In this respect the book offers a a unique account of a world that has disappeared. Nancy Tapper presents both male and female perspectives, detailed case studies and historical and statistical material. As an ethnographic and historical record, Bartered Brides breaks new ground in the study of Islam, the Middle East and Southwest Asia. As the most detailed and extensive discussion of a Middle Eastern marriage system to date, it contributes to wider anthropological studies of marriage, politics and gender.

Synopsis:

This is a detailed study of marriage among the Maduzai, a tribal society in Afghan Turkistan. Nancy Tapper presents both male and female perspectives, and includes detailed case studies and historical and statistical material.

Synopsis:

A detailed study of marriage among the Maduzai, a tribal society in Afghan Turkistan.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-299) and index.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Part I. Contexts: 1. Personal background; 2. Comparative perspectives on marriage; 3. Regional background - the Durrani of Saripul; Part II. Social Groups and Marriage: 4. Patriliny, gender and endogamy; 5. The Maduzai subtribe; 6. Household production and reproduction; Part III. Ideologies of equality and inequality: 7. Brideprice and direct exchange; 8. Rituals of marriage; 9. Marriage choice; Part IV. Case Studies and Structural Implications: 10. The power at home; 11. The marriages of Hajji Adam's descendants; 12. Durrani marriage - conclusions; Notes; References; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521381581
Editor:
Fortes, Meyer
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Fortes, Meyer
Author:
Tambiah, Stanley
Author:
Tapper, Nancy
Author:
Goody, Jack
Author:
Lindisfarne, Nancy
Author:
Leach, Edmund
Author:
Fortes, Meyer
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Afghanistan
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Afghanistan Social life and customs.
Subject:
Durani (Afghanistan people) -- Marriage customs and rites.
Subject:
Family -- Afghanistan.
Subject:
Women -- Afghanistan.
Subject:
Durani
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Durani (Afghanistan people)--Marriage customs
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Self-Help/Relationships
Series:
University of Cambridge Oriental Publications
Series Volume:
926474
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 line diagrams 11 half-tones 25 ta
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.28x6.36x1.02 in. 1.43 lbs.

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Relationships
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Anthropology » North Africa and the Middle East
History and Social Science » World History » General
Humanities » Philosophy » General
Languages » ESL » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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