Ottenberg, Simon. Double descent in an African society: the Afikpo village-group

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

Title: Double descent in an African society: the Afikpo village-group

Published By: Original publisher Seattle: University of Washington Press. [1968]. xviii, 284 p., plates ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Simon Ottenberg

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2003. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Igbo (FF26)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Lineages (613); Clans (614); Rule of descent (611); Cult of the dead (769); Eschatology (775); Age stratification (561); Sacred objects and places (778); Towns (632); Community structure (621); Real property (423); Acquisition and relinquishment of property (425);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source is a description of the anomalous situation of double descent among the Igbo of Afikpo village-group. It contains descriptions of patrilineages, matrilineages and matriclans, the descent groups within the larger structure of the village and the village group, double descent and the individual, and double descent groups as entities. The data were gathered on two field trips and research was conducted apparently through participant observation and interviewing.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 11

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. ff26-011

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

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-278)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1951-1960

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. Marlene Martin ; 1980-1981

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1951-1960

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Afikpo Village-Group, southeastern Nigeria

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Igbo (African people)

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