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Title:Bride Service, Residence and Authority among the Goba of the Zambezi Valley
Author:Lancaster, C.S.
Year:1974
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume:44
Issue:1
Period:January
Pages:46-64
Language:English
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:Gova
bridewealth
Women's Issues
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1158566
http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pao:&rft_dat=xri:pao:article:4011-1974-044-00-000004
Abstract:The absence of bridewealth cattle has led to the practice of a form of uxorilocal service marriage. This brideservice system consists of a prolonged cycle of gifts, payments, and changes in rights and obligations, during which the suitor takes up residence in his father-in-law's compound to do manual labour. This system has encouraged a high rate of labour migration and has broadened the patrilineal descent group int. a patrilineral descent group. Ref., tables, resume.
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