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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Marriage among !Kung Bushmen
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Africa -- Vol. 29
Published By: Original publisher
Africa -- Vol. 29
London: Oxford University Press. 1959. 335-364
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2005. 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
Gender status (562);
Regulation of marriage (582);
Arranging a marriage (584);
Termination of marriage (586);
Kin relationships (602);
Kinship regulation of sex (835);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a study of marriage among the Kung based on
fieldwork undertaken in 1952-53 as a member of the Harvard Peabody-Smithsonian Kalahari
Expeditions. The author, an ethnologist, provides information on marriage regulations and
incest taboos, betrothal practices and marriage ceremonies. Brief statements on Kung
culture, the status of women and materials on divorce are also included. Case materials are
used to illustrate the general statements made by the author.
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.
Betty Potash ; 1960
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)
!Kung San, Nyae Nyae region, Namibia
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
San (African people)