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Title:Ghost Marriage and the Cattle Trade among the Atuot of the Southern Sudan
Author:Burton, John W.ISNI
Year:1978
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume:48
Issue:4
Pages:398-405
Language:English
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:Atuot
marriage
cattle
trade
Women's Issues
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1158804
http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pao:&rft_dat=xri:pao:article:4011-1978-048-00-000030
Abstract:This article interprets the apparent association between participation in the cattle trade of the Southern Sudan and the decreasing frequency of ghost marriage among the Atuot. It begins with a cursory discussion of recent Nilotic history followed by a summary description of the cattle trade. Certain forms of traditional Atuot marriage are then examined. In the conclusion reference is drawn to data which support the assertion that involvement in this sector of the Sudanese economy directly influences the frequency of ghost marriage. Map, notes, ref., résumé.
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