Southall, Aidan, 1920-2009. Lineage formation among the Luo

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

Title: Lineage formation among the Luo

Published By: Original publisher London, New York: Published for the International African Institute by the Oxford University Press. 1952. 43 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by A. Southall

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Luo (FL11)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Lineages (613); Household (592); Extended families (596); Polygamy (595); Regulation of marriage (582); Inter-community relations (628); Status, role, and prestige (554); Termination of marriage (586); Property in movables (422); Cult of the dead (769); Mode of marriage (583); Sacred objects and places (778); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Kinship terminology (601); Kin relationships (602); Parents-in-law and children-in-law (606);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The purpose of this article, as stated by the author, a professional ethnologist, is to document certain aspects of the theoretical relationship of lineage to family; to demonstrate and interpret the structural importance of females in a system based on strict patrilineal descent; to show the divergence between norm and practice in Luo lineage concepts and Luo lineage activities; and to explain the process by which new lineages of different types are formed by reference to current or recent examples.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 17

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. fl11-017

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1946-47

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 Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Robert Lee ; 1959

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1946-1952

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Luo (Kenyan and Tanzanian people)//Luo (Nilotic tribe)//Kinship--Kenya

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