Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan), 1902-1973. Some aspects of marriage and the family among the Nuer

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

Title: Some aspects of marriage and the family among the Nuer

Published By: Original publisher Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia: The Rhodes-Livingstone Institute. 1945. 70 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By E. E. Evans-Pritchard

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Nuer (FJ22)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Inheritance (428); Marriage (580); Household (592); Family relationships (593); Kinship (600); Rule of descent (611); Social readjustments to death (768);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The bulk of this monograph is concerned with the institution known as 'ghost marriage,' that is, the marriage of a woman to the name of a deceased man. The mechanics of this institution and related institutions such as the levirate are explained in detail. Evans-Protchard relates them functionally to the general principles of Nuer social organization.

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. fj22-011

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 and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1931, 1936

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. Arthur Fields ; 1957

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1930-1936

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Sobat and Jonglei Provinces, Sudan

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

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