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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Halpern, Joel Martin
A Serbian village
Published By: Original publisher
New York: Harper & Row. 1967. xxvi, 358 p. ill.,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Joel M. Halpern. Illus. by Barbara Kerewsky
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
History and culture change (170);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Extended families (596);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This work is a general study of the community of Orasac in
the heart of traditional Old Serbia. Ethnographic coverage in this document is best on
economic life, socio-political organization, the life cycle, the role and world view of
Serbian peasants, and social change in Orasac and Serbia during the last one hundred years
(circa the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries). The original field work of the
author was further supplemented by an additional year and a half which he spent in
Yugoslavia and Orasac during 1961-1962 and the summers of 1964 and 1966.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
A condensed version of the author's doctoral
dissertation published in 1956 under title: Social and cultural change in a Serbian village
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-348)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
mid-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)
Orasac Village, Serbia and Montenegro
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings