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Dlamini, C. R. M. – The juridical analysis and critical evaluation of ilobolo in a changing Zulu society

£17.50

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(Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council, 1994)

235 x 182 mm; wrappers; pp. (viii) + 69 incl. 12-page bibliography. Fine condition. A publication of the Co-operative Research Programme on Marriage and Family Life of the Human Sciences Research Council (Report HG/MF-13). Important study of the survival of the Bride Price custom among Zulus. Abstract: The research discussed in this report deals with the continuing popularity of the custom of ilobolo in spite of the fact that it is not a legal requirement in a customary or a civil marriage. The modern functions and purposes of ilobolo are being analysed and cultural social and psychological purposes over and above economic purposes are distinguished and described. Other aspects receiving attention in the report are inter alia the influence of the practice of ilobolo on the legal status of women ilobolo in relation to civil and traditional marriage the types and capital value of ilobolo and finally the future of ilobolo.””