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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Glacken, Clarence J.
Studies of Okinawan village life
Published By: Original publisher
Washington D.C.: Pacific Science Board, National Research
Council. 1953. [ia-e] ii, 382 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] Clarence J. Glacken
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Composition of population (162);
Land use (311);
Mining and quarrying (316);
Lithic industries (324);
Real property (423);
Kinship terminology (601);
Kin relationships (602);
Community structure (621);
External relations (648);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Education system (871);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This work is based primarily upon six months of field work
in three sample villages chosen as examples of the primary types of economies --
agriculture, fishing, stonecutting, and forestry. The description is comprehensive and
detailed. In addition to the focus on person-land relationships, there is very detailed
information on topics such as economic organization, kinship (including kinship
terminology), marriage, family life, socialization patterns, formal education, religion,
festivals, funerals and mourning, and the community. There is a lenghty discussion of what
is called the 'family system,' which includes the entire network of kin groups. The
structuring of the patrilineal kin groups remains ambiguous, although it may be suggested
that they seem to constitute a segmentary lineage system.
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
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.
Robert O. Lagacé ; 1962
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)
villages of Hanashiro, Minatogawa, and
Matsuda, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, Japan
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings