Mayer, Philip. Gusii initiation ceremonies

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

Title: Gusii initiation ceremonies

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland -- Vol. 83, no. 1

Published By: Original publisher Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland -- Vol. 83, no. 1 London: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, etc.. 1952. 9-36 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication 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 Body alterations (304); Music (533); Musical instruments (534); Lineages (613); Clans (614); Puberty and initiation (881); Interlinear translations (903);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article describes in great detail the traditional initiation ceremonies of males and females in Gusii society as they approach or arrive at puberty. Mayer notes cultural differences in the rites for Gusii youth, and changes with time, and to some extent, as the result of contact with non-Gusii cultures (e.g., missionaries).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 18

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. fl08-018

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 36)

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-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). 1900-1949

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Nyanza Province, southwestern Kenya

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


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