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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Hamula organisation and Masha'a tenure in Palestine
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Man (N.S.) -- Vol. 21, no. 2
Published By: Original publisher
Man (N.S.) -- Vol. 21, no. 2
[London]: [Royal Anthropological Institute of Great
Britain and Ireland, etc.]. 1986. 271-295 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2005. 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);
Acquisition and relinquishment of property (425);
Avuncular and nepotic relatives (604);
Community structure (621);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Based on historical sources, the author examines the
Palestinian land tenure system (MASHA'A) and assesses its vulnerability to outside
interference and land dispossession. The MASHA'A was a system of communal land tenure in
which land was redistributed every one to five years, depending on region, in order to
share risk among cultivators. Atran discusses cultivation practices and the social
composition of the villages. In the second part of the article, he focuses his attention on
the history of two hill villages and shows the close 'organic' relationship between village
social organization and agrarian regime. He argues against claims that this system was
unproductive and susceptible to land alienation.
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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. 292-295)
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.
Ian Skoggard ; 2004
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Israel and Occupied Territories
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