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Some Aspects of Urbanization in the Belgian Congo

J. Comhaire
American Journal of Sociology
Vol. 62, No. 1 (Jul., 1956), pp. 8-13
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2773798
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Abstract

Differences in colonial policy are not reflected in the ecology of Leopoldville and Brazzaville, which are alike and reminiscent of American patterns. A class of Westernized Africans is growing up, with marginal characteristics, some apparently universal and others local, but the urban masses remain tribally conscious and mix little. This does not prevent the growth of intertribal customs, which today include significant extended family relationships, dowry or bride price, and some recognition of the father, even in families with a matrilineal tradition. The African heritage appears to be strong enough to keep these traits alive indefinitely.

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