Sugiura, Ken ichi. Kinship organization of the Saru Ainu

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

Title: Kinship organization of the Saru Ainu

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Ethnology - Vol.1

Published By: Original publisher Ethnology - Vol.1 Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh. 1962. 287-298 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Kenichi Sugiura and Harumi Befu

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Ainu (AB06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Kin relationships (602); Kinship terminology (601); Clans (614); Rule of descent (611); Household (592); Polygamy (595); Community structure (621); Regulation of marriage (582); Burial practices and funerals (764);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This study discusses a unique feature of the Ainu kinship system of Saru River Valley, Hokkaido. Among the Ainu, men trace their descent patrilineally and women matrilineally. However, there is little evidence that the matrilineal group is functionally significant in Ainu society. It is suggested that further investigation should be carried out in this area. The senior author, Sugiura was a member of a team sent by the Japanese Society of Ethnology to the Saru River Valley in 1951 for an anthropological field study. Mr. Befu, the junior author, extracted information from a Japanese article written by the senior author, now deceased, and reorganized the material with further analysis and discussion.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

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. ab06-006

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. 297-298)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1951

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. Hesung C. Koh ; 1962

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1951-1962

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Saru River Valley, Hokkaido, Japan

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ainu


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