Mayer, Philip. The lineage principle in Gusii society

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

Title: 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. Gusii (FL08)

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); Household (592); Lineages (613); Clans (614);

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 1

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. fl08-001

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1946-1948

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 Sociologist-5

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). 1946-1948

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 Africa

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

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