Mayer, Iona. The nature of kinship relations: the significance of the use of kinship terms among the Gusii

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

Title: 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. Gusii (FL08)

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); 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 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 3

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. fl08-003

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 (p. 65)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1946-1949

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, Ethnologist-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). 1946-1949

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)


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