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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Schebesta, Paul, 1887-1967
The Negritos of Asia; vol. 2, ethnography of the Negritos:
half-vol. 1, economy and sociology
Published By: Original publisher
Wien-Mödling: St. -Gabriel-Verlag. 1954. HRAF ms: vii, 351
p. [original: xiv, 340]
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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
Field data (117);
Cultural participation (184);
Mats and basketry (285);
Building interiors and arrangement (353);
External trade (439);
Division of labor by gender (462);
Nuclear family (594);
Extended families (596);
Kin relationships (602);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This monograph, which is the first of two half-volumes on
the ethnography of the Negritos of Asia, deals with the economy and sociology of the
Andamanese Negritos, Semang, Sakai (Senoi )and Aeta groups. Only the material on the Semang
and the Sakai or Senoi has been translated, and of that only the data relevant to the
Semang has been indexed for OCM (Outline of Cultural Materials)subjects. Material on
economy includes: housing, clothing and adornment, the food quest and food preparation,
trade, medicine and leisure time activities. In discussing sociology Schebesta presents his
complete material for the first time. This covers social organization, property rights,
marriage and child rearing. A chapter describing his informants presents interesting life
history materials. The material presented in this source is the result of two years field
work during the periods 1924-1925 and 1938-1939. Information is given about the following
Semang groups: Jahay, Kenta'-Bog'n, Kensiu, Lanoh, Menri', Batek, Sabub'n, Mos, Jedek,
Karei, Tonga and Hami. An index of native terms appears at the end of the second
half-volume (Schebesta, 1957, no. 2).
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.
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Language: Language that the document is written in
English translation from German
Translation of: [Die Negrito Asiens; II. Band,
Ethnographie der Negrito; 1. Halbband, Wirtschaft und Soziologie] Includes bibliographical
references Translated from the German for Human Relations Area Files by Frieda Schütze ca.
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.
Joan Steffens ; 1963, Teferi Abate Adem ; 2006
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)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Batek (Malaysian people)/Semang (Malaysian people)