The Family Estate in Africa Studies in the Role of Property in Family Structure and Lineage Continuity
Edited By Robert F. Gray, P.H. Gulliver Copyright 1964
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Too often accounts of African family life have tended to describe the family in purely static terms. The contributors to this book emphasize the developmental or time dimension of the family, analysing it as a process.
In the seven different societies described in East Africa, the Congo and the Transvaal the changing nature of the distribution of rights in the family property and resources is directly linked with the growth and change of the family itself.
First published in 1964.
1. E.V. Winans, The Shambala Family 2. Robert a LeVine , The Gusii Family 3. Igor Kopytoff , Family and Lineage among the Suku of the Congo 4. Alfred Harris and Grace Harris , Property and the Cycle of Domestic Groups in Taita 5. Eileen Jensen Krige , Property, Cross-Cousin Marriage, and the Family Cycle among the Lobedu 6. P.H. Gulliver , The Arusha Family 7. Robert F. Gray, Lineage Structure and Property