Wilson, Gordon M.. Homicide and suicide among the Joluo of Kenya

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

Title: Homicide and suicide among the Joluo of Kenya

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph African homicide and and suicide, edited by Paul Bohannan

Published By: Original publisher African homicide and and suicide, edited by Paul Bohannan Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1960. 179-213, 273-274, 287-288 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication G. M. Wilson

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 Offenses against life (682); Sex and marital offenses (684); Liability (672); Inter-community relations (628); Status, role, and prestige (554); Behavior toward non-relatives (609); Crime (674); Polygamy (595); Gender status (562); Education system (871); Clans (614); Territorial hierarchy (631); Missions (797); Eschatology (775); Crime (674); Miscellaneous sex behavior (839); Life history materials (159);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The aim of this source and the others in the collection 'is to provide description and analysis of the culture patterns which involve homicide and suicide in several African societies.' The author provides brief background data on the identification of the Luo, their location, social organization, and recent changes brought about by European contacts. He then discusses several aspects of the society particularly related to the subject, such as attitudes toward death in general, violence, the effect on kinship and community groups of homicide and suicide, and the reaction usual to such events. The body of the source is devoted to specific cases of homicide and suicide selected from numerous examples to indicate the variety of motives, methods and results encountered.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 19

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. fl11-019

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1950

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 Social Anthropologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. George R. Bedell ; 1960

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1949-1960

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)

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