Tuden, Arthur. Ila property relations and political processes

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

Title: Ila property relations and political processes

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Local-level politics; social and cultural perspectives, edited by Marc J. Swartz

Published By: Original publisher Local-level politics; social and cultural perspectives, edited by Marc J. Swartz Chicago: Aldine Pub. Co.. 1968. 95-105 P.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Arthur Tuden

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2015. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Ila (FQ06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Ethos (181); Cultural identity and pride (186); Functional and adaptational interpretations (182); Domesticated animals (231); Property in movables (422); Exchange transactions (437); Medium of exchange (436); Manipulative mobility (557); Accumulation of wealth (556); Kin relationships (602); Saving and investment (454); Social relationships and groups (571); Inter-community relations (628); Mode of marriage (583); Gift giving (431);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This essay is an examination of the relationships between cattle ownership and political processes among the Ila. Unlike societies with a dominant cash economy and marked differences in access to productive capacities, the Ila rely on cattle as mediums of exchanges that occur in a kinship context of gift giving and ceremonial transactions. Yet, the author observes that kinship obligations do not prevent some ambitious Ila men from accumulating more property than others by manipulating transactions. The focus is on important methods of accumulating property and their political implications.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 9

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. fq06-009

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

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 105)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1953-1962

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 Anthropologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem; 2014

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1920-1968

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Namwala and Itezhi-Tezhi districts, Southern Province, Zambia

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

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