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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Schwab, William B.
Kinship and lineage among the Yoruba
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Africa -- Vol. 25
Published By: Original publisher
Africa -- Vol. 25
London: Oxford University Press for The International
African Institute. 1955. 352-374 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
William B. Schwab
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Kin relationships (602);
Kinship regulation of sex (835);
Personal names (551);
Traditional history (173);
Community heads (622);
Regulation of marriage (582);
General character of religion (771);
Territorial hierarchy (631);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This article presents a detailed analytical description of
the organization of the traditional kinship system on the Oyo Yoruba community of Oshogbo,
a town of over 70,000 persons at the time of the research. This work might be considered as
a supplement to 7: Lloyd, in so far as it discusses the same general subject matter but in
greater detail as evident in the specific community under study. Traditional history,
names, status, personal relationships, religious and political ties of the kinship group
are some of the aspects of the culture which are discussed in conjunction with the author's
analysis. The author was formerly lecturer in anthropology at Haverford College and
Columbia University, and was associated with the Department of Anthropology, University
College, London and Temple University.
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.
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Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references
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.
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).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Yoruba (African people)