Matriliny and Pawnship in Central Africa

@article{Douglas1964MatrilinyAP,
  title={Matriliny and Pawnship in Central Africa},
  author={Mary Douglas},
  journal={Africa},
  year={1964},
  volume={34},
  pages={301 - 313}
}
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