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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
The lineage principle in Gusii society
Published By: Original publisher
London ; New York: Published for the International African
Institute by the Oxford University Press. 1949. 35 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Philip Mayer
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. 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
Social relationships and groups (571);
Regulation of marriage (582);
Mode of marriage (583);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This document presents a detailed study of the role and
function of the lineage or EGESAKU as the author observed it in Gusii society of the late
1940s. Additional information is also provided on the relationship of the lineage to the
clan (ABAAMATE), to the mourning group called the 'people of shaving' (ABANYAMATATI), and
to the tribal group as a whole.
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
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 ; 2005
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)
South Nyanza District, Republic of Kenya, East
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Gusii (African people)