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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
The Cayapa: a study in legal behavior
Published By: Original publisher
Ann Arbor: University Microfilms, Inc.. 1965.
[introductory vi], v, 250 p. map
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2012. 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
Kinship terminology (601);
Artificial kin relationships (608);
Community structure (621);
Sex and marital offenses (684);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The field work for this study was carried out among the
Cayapa Indians of Esmeraldas Province in northwestern Ecuador, particularly those of the
Punta Venado tribal group in the Río Camerones region. The author's main focus is on the
area of Cayapa social control through law and government. This approach to the analysis of
the data was based on the functional-realist approach to law propounded by E. Adamson
Hoebel. In setting the stage for the functional interpretations, the author provides a very
good summary of Cayapa culture and ecology. Five other chapters are devoted to discussions
of social organization, courtship and marriage, deviancy and law in the area of sex
relations (i.e., in regard to incest, adultery and polygyny), land, property and
inheritance, and the Cayapa psychological dimension. A final chapter presents his
conclusions on the interpretation of his data, generally in terms of the adaptation of
Cayapa legal norms to changing patterns of social customs and behavior.
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
UM 65-995 Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Minnesota,
1964 Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-250) Information on the Afro-Ecuadorians
of Esmeraldas Province has been marked for categories 171, 177 or 186 as appropriate.
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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle ; 1966 ; Ian Skoggard; 2012
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)
Cayapas Basin, Esmeraldas Province,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings