Schwab, William B.. Kinship and lineage among the Yoruba

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

Title: 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. Yoruba (FF62)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Clans (614); Kin relationships (602); Kinship regulation of sex (835); Household (592); Personal names (551); Traditional history (173); Community heads (622); Regulation of marriage (582); General character of religion (771); Polygamy (595); 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 8

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. ff62-008

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 1949-1951

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 Social Anthropologist-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). 1940-1955

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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