Radcliffe-Brown, A. R. (Alfred Reginald), 1881-1955. The Andaman islanders: a study in social anthropology

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

Title: The Andaman islanders: a study in social anthropology

Published By: Original publisher Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1922. xiv, 504 p., 20 plates ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication A. R. Radcliffe-Brown

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Andamans (AZ02)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Culture summary (105);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This work is considered the 'classic ethnography' of the Andaman Islanders. The book contains information on social organization, ceremony, religious and magical beliefs, mythology, and material culture. In addition, Radcliffe-Brown includes a functional interpretation of the customs, beliefs, and myths of the people. The final portion of the book attempts, in part, to deduce something about the archaic culture of the Andaman Islands by comparing their material culture with that of similar groups.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. az02-001

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

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 1906-1908

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. James Leary ; 1957

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

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

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

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