A preliminary version of this paper was read at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, D.C., December 1, 1967. For helpful suggestions, discussion and comments, I am indebted to James Baltaxe, Paul Bohannan, Paula Brown, William Davenport, Raymond Firth, Meyer Fortes, Ward Goodenough, Harold Scheffler, David Schneider, and Nur Yalman. Geoffrey Shuey has assisted me in analysis of the Tallensi data. Field research on which this study was based was carried out from November 1962 to November 1964 and in July and August 1966, supported by the US. Public Health Service. Support from the National Science Foundation and Social Science Research Council has contributed to analysis of Kwaio data.
Shrines, Ancestors, and Cognatic Descent: The Kwaio and Tallensi1
Article first published online: 28 OCT 2009
1970 American Anthropological Association
Volume 72, Issue 4, pages 755–775, August 1970
How to Cite
KEESING, R. M. (1970), Shrines, Ancestors, and Cognatic Descent: The Kwaio and Tallensi. American Anthropologist, 72: 755–775. doi: 10.1525/aa.1970.72.4.02a00010
- Issue published online: 28 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 28 OCT 2009
- Accepted for publication 11 August 1969.
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