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money or property given (in some societies) by the bridegroom to the family of his bride

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In 1951, Howell posited that the disparity between bridewealth and bloodwealth might be overcome as the family of the deceased often kept the cattle for a few years before marriage so that the herd could multiply (Howell 1951: 276).
In these cases, they always combine their work with bridewealth paid in sheets of cloth.
Goody J and Tambiah SJ, Bridewealth and Dowry, London: Cambridge University Press, 1973.
Rwanda Dismal situation Sommers 2006 with few economic or educational options for young men Kenya (rural) note the Amuyunzu-Nyamonga & "marginalization of Frances 2006 men" who cannot pay bridewealth.
The Code of Manu also sanctioned dowry and bridewealth in ancient India, but dowry was the more prestigious form and associated with the Brahmanic (priestly) caste.
Dodoo (2010) "The man comes to marry the woman: exploring adolescent boys' gendered expectations for bridewealth and marriage among the akwapim of Southern Ghana".
Her thorough comparative examination of the marriage practices in the biblical text are illuminated by the work of the anthropologist Jack Goody, and she places her emphasis on social stratification as a central factor in the distribution of bridewealth and dowry.
Uchendu, one of the earliest Igbo writers on Igbo culture, remarks as follows: The African woman regarded as a chattel of her husband, who has made a bridewealth payment on her account, is not an Igbo woman, who enjoys a high
Bridewealth costs required men to pay the equivalent of over 1200 francs in 1920, at a time when Adouma canoe workers received 12 francs per voyage.
In fact, it has been suggested that transactional sex may be viewed as a modern form of bridewealth where the payment is no longer between families but is negotiated between sex partners as sub-Saharan African countries shift from agricultural to consumer, cash-driven economies (46).
1995) (describing ongoing child marriage, polygamy, dowry and bridewealth practices).
Bridewealth, sometimes called bride price or lobola, is the payment from a husband's family to a wife's family in recognition of the couple's marriage.
In Oelua, adat laws exist in relation to marriage proposals and bridewealth payments, elopement, pregnancy outside of wedlock, divorce, crops destroyed by livestock, stealing of livestock, quarrelling and fighting, slander, deception, provocateurs who cause public disturbances, destruction of land and forest, drinking and gambling, failing to join a mutual aid (gotong royong) activity, (92) children failing to attend school without permission, and children not progressing to junior high school.