Richards, Audrey I. (Audrey Isabel), 1899-1984. The political system of the Bemba tribe: North-Eastern Rhodesia

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

Title: The political system of the Bemba tribe: North-Eastern Rhodesia

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph African political systems, edited by M. Fortes and E. E. Evans-Pritchard

Published By: Original publisher African political systems, edited by M. Fortes and E. E. Evans-Pritchard London, New York [etc.]: Pub. for the International Institute of African Languages & Cultures by the Oxford University Press, H. Milford. 1940. 83-120 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Audrey I. Richards

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1997. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Bemba (FQ05)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Territorial hierarchy (631); Government institutions (640);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This essay is a highly compressed study of the Bemba political system. The author at the time, was a Reader in Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. The essay discusses the inter-relationships of the Bemba political organization, kinship structure and religious practices. It analyzes systematically the bases of authority, functions of leadership, and the machinery of government. The final portion is devoted to a description and analysis of post-European changes.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 7

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. fq05-007

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 1930-1934

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 ; 1958

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

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

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

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