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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Growing up in an Egyptian village: Silwa, Province of
Published By: Original publisher
London: Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd.. 1954. xvii, 316 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Real property (423);
Division of labor by gender (462);
Community structure (621);
Occupational specialization (463);
Daily routine (512);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Real property (423);
Childhood activities (857);
Nuclear family (594);
Visiting and hospitality (574);
Extended families (596);
Territorial hierarchy (631);
Settlement patterns (361);
Cultural identity and pride (186);
Kin relationships (602);
Techniques of socialization (861);
Educational theory and methods (876);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source is a study of the social and psychological
aspects of education in the village community of Silwa. A discussion of the economy, social
organization and religion is followed by an analysis of socialization from infancy to
marriage and adulthood. Children's play, games and folk tales are described and analyzed in
some detail. The appendices include results of psychological tests administered by the
author. This is the first study of child training in a village community which is dominated
by the Islamic tradition. (The author was born in Silwa and his personal connections
permitted a high degree of participation in the community life.) Although the village is
relatively isolated and conservative, influences from urban areas are being felt. The
author includes a discussion of social change, especially the impact of modern schooling on
the village culture. Throughout an interdisciplinary approach is used (anthropological,
sociological and psychological).
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 300-308)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Social Anthropologist, Indigene-5
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Joan Steffens ; 1963
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Villages--Egypt--Case studies Silwa Bahari