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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Gorer, Geoffrey, 1905-
Hutton, J. H.
Himalayan village: an account of the Lepchas of Sikkim
Published By: Original publisher
London: Michael Joseph, Ltd.. 1938. 510 p., plates
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] Geoffrey Gorer ; with an introduction by J. H. Hutton
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2003. 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
Culture summary (105);
Personality traits (157);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The field-work for this book was done by Gorer in the
company of John Morris (for his description of the Lepcha see 2: Morris). As a result of
observations made in common, and the relatively small size of the village studied, there is
some overlap in the data presented, particularly about given individuals. Gorer's work is
oriented toward personality and culture, with particular attention paid to aggression. The
book contains data on buildings, food-getting activities, religions, the life cycle,
kinship, government, and mythology of the Lepcha.
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
Includes bibliographical references and index
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.
James Leary ; 1958
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)
Lingthem, Sikkim, India
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Lepcha (South Asian people)