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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
The nature of kinship relations: the significance of the use
of kinship terms among the Gusii
Published By: Original publisher
Manchester ; New York: Published on behalf of the
Rhodes-Livingstone Institute by the Manchester University Press ; Distributed in the
U.S.A. by Humanities Press. 1965. viii, 65 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Iona 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
Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121);
Kinship terminology (601);
Kin relationships (602);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This document presents a detailed analysis of Gusii
kinship, the ways in which the Gusii use kinship terms, and the manner in which they extend
classificatory terms thoughout the clan. The author's stated aim in this work is: '…to
clarify a model of kinship relation, per se, as distinct from relations by clanship or
anything else, and accordingly a model of 'kinship classification', 'kinship categories',
and 'kinship behaviour', which will accomodate Gusii data without any stretching or
squeezing' (p. 1).
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 65)
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)
Kavirondo Gulf region of Lake Victoria,
western Kenya, East Africa
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Gusii (African people)