Pehrson, Robert N.. The bilateral network of social relations in Könkämä Lapp district

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Title: The bilateral network of social relations in Könkämä Lapp district

Published By: Bloomington, Ind.: [Indiana University], 1957. x, 128 p.: ill.

By line: Robert N. Pehrson

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1996. Computer File

Culture: Saami (EP04)


Abstract: Using data on the society and culture of the Könkämä Saami of northern Sweden, Pehrson develops a concept of bilateralism to explain many interrelated aspects of the organized life of the mountain Saami. After establishing the setting and history of this group, Pehrson examines the network of the kinship relations, marriage and affinity, inheritance and the kindred, kinship and locality, and wider aspects of kinship. Two appendices include a description of reindeer breeding during peactime and during World War II and a list of archival sources containing demographic and other data.

Document Number: 6

Document ID: ep04-006

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Originally written as a Ph.D. thesis at the University of Chicago. Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-128)

Field Date: 1948-1952

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1961

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Könkämä, Sweden

LCSH: Sami (European people)


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