Double Descent and Gender Issues in the Cross River Region of Southeastern Nigeria
By Simon Ottenberg
Double Descent and Gender Issues in the Cross River Region of Southeastern Nigeria is a comprehensive study of an unusual form of human descent among a number of societies in Nigeria’s Cross River Region. The author provides an in-depth history and analysis of the variations of regional groups and raises the thought-provoking question of how matrilineal and patrilineal relationships affect a society’s gender relations.
About the Author
Simon Ottenberg is a retired anthropologist professor, having taught at the University of Washington for 36 years. He is author of numerous books and articles on both traditional and modern West African culture and art.