Freeman, Derek. Report on the Iban of Sarawak: Vol. 1: Iban social organization

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Title: Report on the Iban of Sarawak: Vol. 1: Iban social organization

Published By: Kuching, Sarawak: Government Printing Office, 1955. vii, 54: p.

By line: J.D. Freeman

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Iban (OC06)

Subjects: Household (592);

Abstract: Only the first volume of this work is included here. Volume 1 deals with Iban social organization, in particular with the Iban Bilek-family and the long house community. In addition to the physical type and location of the Iban community house structures, Freeman deals with recruitment to the house through birth, marriage, and adoption, the incorporation of new families into the community, the structure of authority and the pressures of social control which the community can wield over its members. The ritual unity of the long house is shown to be the principal bond among the members. Brief descriptions of the long house as a corporate entity, in political, economic and ritual activities, are also given.

Document Number: 15

Document ID: oc06-015

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Volume 2, Agriculture, Land Usage and Land Tenure Among the Iban, is not included since it duplicates data in 1 and 6: Freeman. Material on the bilek-family is categorized 529 Household, and the long-house is 621 Community Structure

Field Date: 1949-1951

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Leslie L. Clark

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Sarawak, Malaysia

LCSH: Ibans (Bornean people)


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