Gough, Kathleen, 1925-. Nayar: central Kerala

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

Title: Nayar: central Kerala

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Matrilineal kinship, edited by David M. Schneider and Kathleen Gough

Published By: Original publisher Matrilineal kinship, edited by David M. Schneider and Kathleen Gough Berkeley ; Los Angeles: University of California Press. 1961. 298-384, 742-746 p. map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Kathleen Gough

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2017. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Kerala (AW11)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Castes (564); Rule of descent (611); Lineages (613); Kin relationships (602); Kinship terminology (601); Settlement patterns (361); Tillage (241); Cereal agriculture (243); Real property (423); Community structure (621); Community councils (623); External relations (648); Taxation and public income (651); Warfare (726); Form and rules of government (642); Military organization (701); Household (592); Polygamy (595); Family relationships (593); Basis of marriage (581); Regulation of marriage (582); Special unions and marriages (588);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This work on the Nayar caste of central Kerala presents an analysis of kinship and matrilineal descent, coupled with an account of Nayar political structure. A brief introduction dealing with the ecology and cultural history of the area is followed by a discussion of the various caste groups of central Kerala, its economic system, warfare and law, Nayar clan organization, lineages and property groups, interpersonal kinship relations (e.g. woman-son, father-daughter), marriage, prerequisites of the kinship system of commoners, kinship in the aristocratic matrilineal castes, a list of kinship terms, and changes in Nayar social organization. Primary emphasis is on a description of the lineage system and its function in society.

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. aw11-002

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 742-746)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1947-1949

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-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle; 1964-1968

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1342-1949

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) central Kerala, India

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Kerala (India)


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