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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Southall, Aidan, 1920-2009
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Extended families (596);
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
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
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
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.
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).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Luo (Kenyan and Tanzanian people)//Luo (Nilotic