By Meyer Fortes, editor

Carrying on with a coverage of devoting a complete factor to a unmarried subject, the 3rd quantity of the sequence offers with elements of marriage in tribal societies. 3 papers by means of Esther Goody, Grace Harris and Jean los angeles Fontaine provide debts of observations in African tribal societies; the fourth, by way of Marguerite Robinson, is a reassessment of Malinowski's info at the Trobrian islanders. Marriage in tribal societies is a transaction: it's also an establishment with a spot within the social constitution. prestige in marriage is obvious as a very important factor. The circulation from filial to conjugal prestige in a primary marriage is prime and irreversible; it's not decreased by way of next divorce and remarriage. The companions might switch, the prestige continues to be. however, the rights and responsibilities of marriage, as soon as accredited, are supposed to be revered via all others. for this reason the jural consequences for adultery. those are a number of the issues which start up vital theoretical discussions in those papers. In his introductory essay Professor Fortes unifies the fabric, notes the $64000 generalizations which emerge, and issues tips to extra examine.

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