Kuper, Hilda. The Shona

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Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

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

Title: The Shona

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Shona and Ndebele of Southern Rhodesia, by Hilda Kuper. The Ndebele. By A.J.B. Hughes and J. van Velsen.

Published By: Original publisher The Shona and Ndebele of Southern Rhodesia, by Hilda Kuper. The Ndebele. By A.J.B. Hughes and J. van Velsen. London: International African Institute. 1954. 9-40, 120-125 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Hilda Kuper

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2014. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Shona (FS05)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Identification (101); Tribe and nation (619); Location (131); Linguistic identification (197); Topography and geology (133); Population (161); History (175); External relations (648); Clans (614); Lineages (613); Inheritance (428); Arranging a marriage (584); Regulation of marriage (582); Age stratification (561); Mode of marriage (583); Real property (423); Domesticated animals (231); Hunting and trapping (224); Community structure (621); Districts (634); Chief executive (643); Judicial authority (692); Spirits and gods (776); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Sorcery (754);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is an excellent introduction to Shona ethnography. Tribal and subtribal identification, language, geography, demography, history, social and political organization, economy, and religion are all covered to some extent in this work.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. fs05-001

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 37-40)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

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-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle; 1991

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1920-1954

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

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


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