Portland State University. Department of Anthropology
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Anthropology
1 online resource (131 p.)
Druzes -- Marriage customs and rites, Druzes -- Lebanon -- Social life and customs
The focus of this research was to obtain, specifically, data on the marriage customs of the Druze in the Shouf Mountains of southeastern Lebanon. Ten Druze informants were selected and classified according to sex, age, marital status and religious status (sheik/sheika). A detailed questionnaire was designed to use during the interviews with these informants. However, after two interviews, it became apparent that a variable questionnaire was necessary to take advantage of the new, richly-detailed, cultural information that emerged with each informant. New questions were developed, in the field, to reflect and gather this new ethnographic data on Druze marriage customs.
Beaini, Nancy Scarlette, "Something old, something new : marriage customs among the Druze in the Shouf Mountains of Lebanon" (1989). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3873.