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Title The meaning of marriage payments / edited by J.L. Comaroff
Published London ; New York : Academic Press, 1980


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Description xii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Studies in anthropology / Academic Press ; 7
Studies in anthropology (Orlando, Fla.) ; 7
Contents The central and the contingent : bridewealth among the Melpa and the Wiru / A.J. Strathern -- The economics of Mursi bridewealth : a comparative perspective / D. Turton -- Marriage, exchange and the meaning of corporations in eastern Indonesia / R.H. Barnes -- Aspects of Bedouin bridewealth among camel herders in Cyrenaica / E.L. Peters -- Bridewealth and the control of ambiguity in a Tswana chiefdom / J.L. Comaroff -- Kind bridewealth and hard cash : eventing a structure / D. Parkin -- Dowry and wedding celebrations in Yugoslav Macedonia / D.B. Rheubottom
Analysis Marriage customs Bridewealth & dowry Conference proceedings
Notes Based on a symposium held at the University of Manchester in the winter of 1976-7
Bibliography Includes bibliographies
Subject Bride price -- Congresses.
Dowry -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Comaroff, John L., 1945-
LC no. 79042827
ISBN 0121834506