Gough, Kathleen, 1925-. Brahman kinship in a Tamil village

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

Title: Brahman kinship in a Tamil village

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph American Anthropologist -- Vol. 58

Published By: Original publisher American Anthropologist -- Vol. 58 Washington, etc.: American Anthropological Association, etc.. 1956. 826-853 p.

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

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Tamil (AW16)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Castes (564); Lineages (613); Family relationships (593); Kinship terminology (601); Extended families (596); Gender status (562); Regulation of marriage (582);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article explores the 'characteristics of the Brahman kinship system which differentiates it from that of the lower castes: first the Brahman occupations, means of subsistence, and position in the scale of ranked castes; and second, certain moral values deriving from the Sanskrit religious tradition, of which they are the main carriers' (p. 826). The article also provides an analysis of the status of women, marriage preference and regulation, kinship terminology, relationships within the family, and child-rearing. An appendix of Brahman and low-caste kinship terms is included.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 4

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. aw16-004

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

Language: Language that the document is written in english

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 853)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1951-1953

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. Del Childs

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1951-1953

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Tamil (Indic people)


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