Abelove, Joan M.. Pre-verbal learning of kinship behavior among Shipibo infants of eastern Peru

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

Title: Pre-verbal learning of kinship behavior among Shipibo infants of eastern Peru

Published By: Original publisher Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International. 1978 [2000 copy]. vi, 175 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Joan M. Abelove

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Shipibo (SE26)

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Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This dissertation examines one specific aspect of cultural learning that may occur duing infancy -- kinship behavior, and how it is acquired. The problem posed by the author is whether or not infants learn culturally appropriate patterns of interacting with others before they learn to talk, and do they interact differentially with various kinsmen before they know the appropriate kin terms for these people (p. 4). The information for this thesis was collected by Abelove at a Shipibo village located on the Pisqui River in eastern Peru from a study of 14 mothers and their infants and based on behavioral observations, interviews and projective tests (the TAT). The major findings of this study '…are that the culturally determined patterns of kinship behavior are learned pre-verbally and that the patterning of the mother's own interpersonal life in general is critical in determing her infant's interpersonal behavior' (p. 148).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 24

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. se26-024

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

Note: UM7902539 Thesis (Ph.D.) -- City University of New York, 1978 Includes bibliographical references (p. 150-155)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1973-1974

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-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 2001

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1973-1974

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Pisqui River area, Peru

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Shipibo-Conibo Indians//Shipibo-Conibo Indians -- Social life and customs.

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