Bascom, William Russell, 1912-. The principle of seniority in the social structure of the Yoruba

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

Title: The principle of seniority in the social structure of the Yoruba

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph American anthropologist, n.s. -- Vol. 44

Published By: Original publisher American anthropologist, n.s. -- Vol. 44 Menasha: American Anthropological Association. 1942. 37-46 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication William R. Bascom

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Yoruba (FF62)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Kinship terminology (601); Behavior toward non-relatives (609); Clans (614); Polygamy (595); Etiquette (576); Personal names (551);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article by a specialist on Yoruba ethnology, discusses the significance of the classification of kin among the Yoruba on the basis of a seniority which may be related to or quite distinct from the principle of relative age. The author analyzes kinship terms, the factors determining the usage of specific forms under particular circumstances, and the bases for distinguishing which persons are subject to what terms. Coincident to the discussion of terminology, the article gives data on interpersonal relationships, especially among wives of a polygamous family.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 4

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. ff62-004

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1937-1938

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. George R. Bedell ; 1959

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1930-1942

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

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

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