Lévi-Strauss, Claude. Family and social life of the Nambikwara Indians

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Family and social life of the Nambikwara Indians

Published By: Original publisher Paris: Société des Américanistes. 1948. HRAF ms: 1-200 p. [Original: i, 131 p., 7 end plates] ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Claude Lévi-Strauss

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. Nambicuara (SP17)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Household (592); Ethos (181); Normal garb (291); Ornament (301); Annual cycle (221); Tillage (241); Sleeping (513); Kinship terminology (601); Kin relationships (602); Regulation of marriage (582); Personal names (551); Burial practices and funerals (764); Community structure (621); Community heads (622); Population (161); Household (592); Ingroup antagonisms (578);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Except for a slighting of material culture, this is a well-rounded source on the culture of the Nambicuara (spelled Nambikwara by the author), concentrating on the spheres of interest noted in the title, but also containing much material on linguistics, group psychology, and inter-group relations. The culture and individual psychology of the Nambicuara are seen as dualistic in nature, reflecting the dualism of their mode of life, which is nomadic and scattered in the dry season, and communal in the rainy season. The author sees relationships with the Andean and Sub-Andean cultures of the West and North, and also with the Tupinamba of the Brazilian coast. This monograph was presented to the Faculty of Letters of the University of Paris as a complementary thesis, and was also published in the Journal de la Société des Americanistes de Paris, N.S., t.XXXVII, pp. 1-131, 1948. Bibliographical information is contained in footnotes to each page. At that time he was Maere de Conférences des Facultés at the University of Paris.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. sp17-001

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English translation from French

Note: Translation of: [La vie familiale et sociale des Indiens Nambikwara] Translated for the HRAF files by Eileen Sittler in1958

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1938-1939

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 Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1958

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1907-1939

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Mato Grosso state, Brazil

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Nambicuara Indians


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