MARRIAGE, FAMILY, AND KINSHIP - News Ghana
The Traditional African Family | Kinship | Marriage
According to John Levy and Ruth Monroe people get married because of the feeling that being in a family is the only proper indeed the only possible way to live. People do not marry because it is their social duty to perpetuate the institution of family or because the scriptures recommend matrimony but because they lived in a family as children and cannot get over the feeling that being in a family is the only proper way to live in society.
Kinship is the web of relationships woven by family and marriage
Edmund Leach argued that the institutions commonly classed as marriage are concerned with the allocation of a number of distinguishable classes of rights and hence may serve to do any or some or all of the following.
Nigeria cultural Heritage: MARRIAGE, FAMILY, AND KINSHIP
Generally, these economies
depended upon individual skills, employed within community and family
The kinship principle was fundamental to social organization throughout
Anthropology 100 Kinship, Marriage and Family …
On occasion, women also served as councilors or officials; they
were often priests; and in a few instances, they fought as soldiers.
The newer patrilineal political systems developed slowly but directly
from older kinship structures.
African Systems Of Kinship & Marriage - Edited By A
Some later kings appointed their own officials, but
these were usually selected from local leaders.
The most abiding part of the sub-Saharan African heritage was its value
system, rather than its social or political institutions.