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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Vreeland, Herbert Harold, 1920-
Mongol community and kinship structure
Published By: Original publisher
Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press. 1973. x, 327 p. ill.,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] Herbert Harold Vreeland, III
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2006. 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
Kinship terminology (601);
Kindreds and ramages (612);
Kindreds and ramages (612);
Taxation and public income (651);
Prophets and ascetics (792);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a study of Mongolian kinship structure based on
interviews with informants living in the United States. Vreeland examines the social,
political, economic and religious organization in the home communities of informant's from
three Mongolian tribes: the Khalkha in western Mongolia, Chahar in Inner Mongolia, China,
and the Dagor along the Nen Jiang (river), which divides Heilongjiang and Inner Mongolia,
China. Vreeland accounts for their simlarities and differences; similarities in terms of a
common ancestral stock and differences in terms of varying influences from the
Chinese-Manchu state and Lamaism. Vreeland argues for a common origin of kinship structure
and through careful analysis of kinshhip terminology attempts to reconstruct a prototype
kinship system and account for subsequent transformations.
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Original ed. issued in series: Behavior science
monographs Includes bibliographical references (p. 327)
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Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Ian Skoggard ; 2005
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Mongolia and Inner Mongolia and Heilongjiang,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings