Aginsky, Bernard W. (Bernard Willard), 1905-. The mechanics of kinship

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

Title: The mechanics of kinship

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph American anthropologist -- Vol. 37

Published By: Original publisher American anthropologist -- Vol. 37 Washington, etc.: American Anthropological Association, etc.. 1935. 450-457 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication B. W. Aginsky

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Pomo (NS18)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Regulation of marriage (582); Secondary marriages (587); Kinship terminology (601);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This brief article, written by B. W. Aginsky, a professional anthropologist, is an attempt to show whether or not marriage is basically reflected in the kinship terminology of a given people. To illustrate the working out of this theory, the author constructs several theoretical kinship systems on the basis of types of marriage, and then proceeds to show how, in his estimation, this theory holds for each of these systems. The author shows how this theory actually resolves itself in a real (i.e., non-theoretical) society -- the Pomo (Hopland Valley, Ukiah Valley and Rincon Valley). Aginsky concludes that there was a definite selective tendency among the valley Pomo in the kinship identification passed on from generation to generation.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 9

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. ns18-009

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 456-457)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1934

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. John Beierle ; 1960

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

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) California, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Pomo Indians


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