Sunday, January 18, 2015

Family and Colour in Jamaica

Henriques, Fernando, Family and Colour in Jamaica, London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1953.

Reviewed in American Anthropologist, Volume 71, Issue 6.

Reviewed in Phylon (1940-1956) © 1954.

Preface by Dr. Meyer Fortes.
Author’s Foreword.

1. Introductory.
2. The Origins of the Colour-Class System.
3. The Contemporary Colour-Class System.
4. The Area.
5. Concubinage and Marriage.
6. The Lower Class Family – Family Structure.
7. The Lower Class Family – Economics of the Family Structure.
8. The Lower Class Family – Birth.
9. The Lower Class Family – Growth and Youth.
10. Kinship.
11. The Middle Class Family.
12. The Upper Class Family.
13. Conclusions.
I. Land Tenure.
II. A Schoolgirl’s Diary.
III. Fragment of a Lower Class Autobiography.

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