Brant, Charles S.. Burmese kinship and the life cycle: an outline

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Title: Burmese kinship and the life cycle: an outline

Published in: Southwest journal of anthropology, Vol. 7

Published By: Southwest journal of anthropology, Vol. 7 Albuquerque: University of New Mexico, 1951. 437-454 p.

By line: Charles S. Brant and Mi Mi Khaing

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Burmans (AP04)

Subjects: Kinship terminology (601); Kin relationships (602); Household (592); Family relationships (593); Community structure (621); Puberty and initiation (881); Pregnancy (843); Childbirth (844); Marriage (580); Status and treatment of the aged (888); Burial practices and funerals (764);

Abstract: This brief but detailed article was written jointly by an ethnologist and a native of Burma. In the first portion of the paper, a list of kinship terms is given, and two charts presented. A description of family life follows, along with a statement of relations with relatives beyond the household. Then the writers go on to a description of the life cycle, embodying pregnancy, birth, childhood activities, marriage, old age, and death and funeral customs.

Document Number: 23

Document ID: ap04-023

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1949-1950

Evaluation: Ethnologist, Indigene-5

Analyst: James R. Leary ; 1962 ; Teferi A. Adem; 2011

Coverage Date: 1949-1950

Coverage Place: Burma

LCSH: Burmese


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