Filipovic, Milenko S.. Among the people, native Yugoslav ethnography: selected writing of Milenko S. Filipovic

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Social Organization And Groups


The Divided Zadruga Or Razdvojica




Ra[unknown]ska (sandjak)

Stara Srbija (old Serbia) And Macedonia


Concluding Remarks


Types Of Domestic Cooperatives


The Non-kin Cooperative

Survey And Discussion By Region


Croatia And Slavonia





Ra[unknown]ska (sandjak)

Old Serbia And Macedonia

Other Nationalities

Formative Elements And Historical Considerations



Bratstvo (brotherhood)

Pleme (tribe)

Women As Heads Of Villages And Groups Among The South Slavs And Certain Other Balkan Peoples


Group Property And Exchange

Kinship And Marriage

Symbolic Adoption Among The Serbs


Vicarious Paternity Among Serbs And Croats


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Kinship By Milk Among The South Slavs


Variations By Region



Herzegovina And Montenegro.





Themes In Folklore

General Discussion

Historical Interpretation


Marriage Between First Cousins (bint ‘amm) Among Serbo-croatian Speaking Moslems


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Marriage And Divorce Of Christians By Moslem Magistrates During The Turkish Period



Euthanasia Among The South Slavs


Euthanasia For The Aged And Ill

Concluding Remarks


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Suicide In The Takovo Region

The Region Of Takovo And Its Inhabitants

Suicides In The Takovo Area From The Beginning Of The 19th Century Until 1956

A. Suicides In The Period Until About 1850

B. Suicides In The Period From About 1850 To 1900

C. Suicide In The Period From 1901 To The End Of 1949

D. Suicides In 1950-1956

E. A General Review

Frequency And The Question Of An Increased Rate Of Suicide

Annual Rate Per One Million Inhabitants In Serbia

Suicides According To Sex

Suicides According To Age And Marital Status

Suicides According To The Month

Suicides According To Occupation

Means Of Suicide

Suicide According To Causes

Attempted Suicide

The Attitude In Takovo Towards Suicide And Suicides

Folk Superstition Concerning Suicides In The Takovo Region

Further Comment And Summary Remarks



The Cincars In Bosnia

Rumanian Elements In Bosnia Through The Centuries

Traditional Names Among The Cincari In Bosnia

The Time Of Immigration Of Cincari Into Bosnia

The Cincar Or Kalajd[unknown]zije (aromun) Language

Certain Customs Among Bosnian Cincari

The Custom Of Blekavice

The Custom Of Koledari

The Custom Of Lazarice


The Role And Significance Of The Cincari In The Cultural And Political Life Of The Bosnian Serbs


The Oriental Component In The Folk Culture Of South Slavs

Some Elements Of Byzantine Origin


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

Title: Among the people, native Yugoslav ethnography: selected writing of Milenko S. Filipovic

Published By: Original publisher Ann Arbor, Mich.: Michigan Slavic Publications, Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures. 1982. xx, 295 p., 2 leaves of plates ill. [incomplete]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication edited by E. A. Hammel…[et al.]

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1997. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Serbs (EF06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF History and culture change (170); Household (592); Extended families (596); Suicide (762); Extramarital sex relations (837); Conception (842);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This work consists of a selection of the ethnographic writings of the Yugoslavian ethnographer Milenko S. Filipovic, edited and published after his death in 1968 by his American friends and colleagues of long standing (E.A. Hammel, Robert S. Ehrich, Joel M. Halpern, and Albert B. Lord), in conjunction with his daughter Dr. Radmila Filipovic-Fabijanic. The ethnographic topics given particular attention in this document deal with social organization and groups, as for example the ZADRUGA (extended family), ROD (lineage), BRATSTVO (brotherhood), PLEME (tribe), and kinship and marriage, and death. Portions of the cultural data presented in the text deal with other non-Serbian populations in Yugoslavia. These data have been indexed only for category 170 in the EF06 Serbs file for historical and cultural background.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 24

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. ef06-024

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English translation from Serbo-Croatian (Roman)

Note: Translated from the Serbo-Croatian (Roman) Bibliography of author's works: p. 265-295.|Includes bibliographical references not processed: Section II, p. 73-108; Section V, p. 211-227

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

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 ; 1996

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). nineteenth-mid-twentieth centuries

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Serbia and Montenegro

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Serbs


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