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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Henderson, Richard N.
Henderson, Helen Kreider
An outline of traditional Onitsha Ibo socialization
Published By: Original publisher
Ibadan: Institute of Education, University of Ibadan.
1966. 48 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Richard N. Henderson and Helen Kreider Henderson
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Infant care (854);
Child care (855);
Age stratification (561);
Techniques of socialization (861);
Cleanliness training (863);
Sex training (864);
Aggression training (865);
Independence training (866);
Infant feeding (853);
Personality development (155);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The Hendersons have presented in this work a detailed study
of the child-rearing and socialization processes existent in Onitsha at the beginning of
the contact period. The authors point out, however, that '… it should not be assumed that
the practices described here remain current in Enu-Onitsha today' (p. 4). In addition to
the main theme of this paper, the researcher will also find much general information on
lineages, title acquisition, the King of Onitsha, the masquerade society, age-grades, the
IBA or 'ancestral house,' marriage customs, polygyny, the 'Wives of the Village'
organization, parent-child relationships, and several peer-group children's societies
(e.g., the MBEKWE society), age-graded and hierarchial in order leading up to eventual
adolescent inclusion in the adult societies. The data gathered in this source were obtained
from informant's accounts of tradition, on historical records and other published sources,
and on the authors' current observations (p. 4).
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 bibliographical references (p. 47-48)
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.
John Beierle ; 1981
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
mid nineteenth century - 1962
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
town of Onitsha, southeastern Nigeria
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Igbo (African people)