Originally published in 1953, this study examines the effect of social change on African domestic organization and marriage. Changes to African social organization due to increased contact with the West are analyzed and accounts given as to how these changes were handled by various administrations and missionaries. The volume is contributed to by lawyers, missionaries, anthropologists and sociologists from Africa, Europe and the USA.
Table of Contents
Introduction Arthur Phillips. 1. African Marriage and Social Change L. P. Mair 2. Marriage laws in Africa Arthur Phillips 3. Christian Marriage in African Society Lyndon Harries