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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Messenger, John C. (John Cowan), 1920-
Spindler, George Dearborn
Spindler, Louise S.
Inis Beag: isle of Ireland
Published By: Original publisher
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 1969. 8, 136 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by John C. Messenger ; edited with introduction by George and
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Rural Irish (ER06)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
External migration (167);
Normal garb (291);
Spirits and gods (776);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Domesticated animals (231);
Topography and geology (133);
Family relationships (593);
Visiting and hospitality (574);
Drinking establishments (275);
Drives and emotions (152);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a detailed ethnographic analysis of the culture and
social structure of an isolated Aran Island community, interwoven with historic
documentation and prehistoric reconstructions. Contemporary observations are contrasted
with nativistic and primitivistic accounts. There is particular focus on interwoven
political, social, and religious structures, and their influence omn individual personality
development. Processes of cultural change are viewed in the context of their social and
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
Includes bibliogrphical references (p. 132-136)
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.
Sarah Bridges; Sigrid Khera; 1973
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Inisheer, Aran Islands, County Galway,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Human geography--Ireland//Inishbeg (Ireland)//Ireland--Social
life and customs--20th century