Opler, Morris Edward, 1907-1996. The division of labor in an Indian village

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

Title: The division of labor in an Indian village

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph A Reader in General Anthropology, edited by Carleton S. Coon

Published By: Original publisher A Reader in General Anthropology, edited by Carleton S. Coon New York: Henry Holt. 1954. 464-496 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By Morris Opler and Rudra Datt Singh

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Uttar Pradesh (AW19)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Community structure (621); Tillage (241); Settlement patterns (361); Conversation (521); Property system (421); Community councils (623); Castes (564); Occupational specialization (463); Avoidance and taboo (784); Purification and atonement (783); Priesthood (793); Family relationships (593); Extended families (596);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This paper was originally given as a lecture by Professor Opler in a beginning course in Anthropology. The Indian village described, Senapur, is the home and family seat of Rudra Datt Singh, co-author of this paper. After a brief general description of the village, there is a comprehensive survey of the social and economic structure of the village life. The information centers largely on an account of the various castes—their traditions, economic role, rank, etc.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 5

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. aw19-005

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document none

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. Beverly Calsoyas; 1956

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1900-1954

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Uttar Pradesh (India)


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