Gough, Kathleen, 1925-. Nayar: north Kerala

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

Title: Nayar: north 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. 385-404, 746-748 p.

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); Classes (565); Community structure (621); Community councils (623); Tillage (241); Settlement patterns (361); Kin relationships (602); Avuncular and nepotic relatives (604); Regulation of marriage (582); Lineages (613); Clans (614); Artificial kin relationships (608); Residence (591); Special unions and marriages (588); Kinship regulation of sex (835); Purification and atonement (783); Household (592); Extended families (596); Nuclear family (594); Polygamy (595); Inheritance (428);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This work on the Nayar caste of northern Kerala provides an analysis of kinship and matrilineal descent, coupled with an account of Nayar political structure. An introductory sketch of Kerala ecology and geography, and a brief discussion of the economic and political systems of northern Kerala are followed by an intensive study of Nayar matrilineal units—clans, subclans, lineages and property groups. This, in turn, is followed by a comparative study of developments and changes in the social organization and property systems between northern and central Kerala. The study concludes with an examination of specific kinship relations including matrilineal kin, marriage, the father and his kin, and affines; a list of kinship terms completes the section.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

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. aw11-003

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. 746-748)

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-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). 1730-1949

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Kerala (India)

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