Morris, John, 1895-. Living with Lepchas: a book about the Sikkim Himalayas

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

Title: Living with Lepchas: a book about the Sikkim Himalayas

Published By: Original publisher London: William Heinemann Ltd.. 1938. xvi, 312 p., plates map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by John Morris, who also took the photographs which illustrate it

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. Lepcha (AK05)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Culture summary (105);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a popular account of a six-months stay among the Lepcha, a relatively unacculturated group living in northeastern India on the Tibetan border. The book is loosely organized, being divided into separate parts: Introductory and Historical, The People, Magic and Spells, Family Life, Sex, Festivals, and a Conclusion with a chapter on economics. Impressionistic rather than analytic, this source should be read in conjunction with 1: Gorer, Gorer having been Morris' companion during their stay with the Lepchas. Some chapters contain references at the end, but these are also included in a final bibliography. There is a three-section index of persons, places, and general items. The source is particularly strong on ceremonial, sex, and personality data. Morris, a former army officer turned traveler and explorer, at the time of the field work held the Studentship in Anthropology of the William Wyse Foundation of the University of Cambridge.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. ak05-002

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: Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-306) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1937

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-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1958

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1937

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)


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