Marriage Instability among the Kanuri of Northern Nigeria

@article{Cohen1961MarriageIA,
  title={Marriage Instability among the Kanuri of Northern Nigeria},
  author={R. Cohen},
  journal={American Anthropologist},
  year={1961},
  volume={63},
  pages={1231-1249}
}
  • R. Cohen
  • Published 1961
  • Sociology
  • American Anthropologist
THE relation of marriage stability to other factors has been considered from various points of view in recent anthropological literature. Gluckman (1950) advances the thesis that it is unusual for there to be a high marriage payment in a system with unstable marriage, and therefore high marriage payments are unusual in nonagnatic systems. He bases this idea on his postulate that divorce is rare among societies with extreme patrilyny and frequent and easy in other types. In other words, the… Expand
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