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Grandparenthood and modernization: The changing status of male and female elders in Tiriki, Kenya, and Irigwe, Nigeria
  • W. Sangree
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of cross-cultural gerontology
  • 1 October 1992
Tiriki, Kenya, and Irigwe, Nigeria, are both patrilineal agricultural, age graded societies in which grandparenthood is a prerequisite for elderhood. Strikingly dissimilar marriage and culturalExpand
Youths as Elders and Infants as Ancestors: the Complementarity of Alternate Generations, Both Living and Dead, in Tiriki, Kenya, and Irigwe, Nigeria
A RECENT paper by Igor Kopytoff (Kopytoff, 1971) argues that Africanists have been led by their Western conceptual ethnocentrism into creating a false dichotomy between 'elders' and 'ancestors' inExpand
Conclusion: Asian and African systems of polyandry
This conclusion summarizes themes central to the papers collected in this volume-the definitional characteristics of polyandry, the relative status of women, as well as the political, economic and ...
Tribal Ritual, Leadership, and the Mortality Rate in Irigwe, Northern Nigeria
  • W. Sangree
  • History
  • Southwestern Journal of Anthropology
  • 1 April 1970
The tribal area of the agricultural Irigwe is denuded of forest cover except for several sacred groves which most people seldom choose to enter. There are 25 tribal "sections." The priest elders ofExpand
The Diffusion of Age-Group Organization in East Africa: A Controlled Comparison
HE ethnography of Kenya and Tanganyika presents a problem of great significance to the study of culture history and social organization: why have some Bantu-speaking peoples adopted age-groupExpand
Secondary Marriage and Tribal Solidarity in Irigwe, Nigeria
This paper endeavors to do two things. The first section describes how co-husband relationships enjoyed by the traditional Irigwe system of secondary marriage helped in former days to keep theExpand
The persistence of polyandry in Irigwe Nigeria
The Irigwe of Nigeria, among whom the author conducted 20 months of intensive field work, are one of several so-called "pagan" tribes on or around the Jos Plateau which prior to British PacificationExpand
A Coffin for "The Loved One": The Structure of Fante Death Rituals [and Comments]
The Fante (Akan) people of Ghana and the Southern Californians of North America exhibit basically similar behaviour at funerals: gorgeous and costly ceremonies in proportion to the social status ofExpand