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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Sharing, talking, and giving: relief of social tensions among
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Africa -- Vol. 31
Published By: Original publisher
Africa -- Vol. 31
London: Oxford University Press. 1961. 231-249 p.
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
Hunting and trapping (224);
Property in movables (422);
Gift giving (431);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This article is a well-detailed account of some of the
methods by which the !Kung manage to control antagonisms encountered in their daily
interpersonal relations. The principal means discussed through conversations, gifts, and
cooperative sharing of the proceeds from hunting, the main food-producing activity. Because
these aspects of !Kung behaviour are closely interrelated with many facets of their
culture, much information on other subjects is included as incidental to the author's
presentation. Some are: kin relationships, social control, ethics and etiquette, hunting
techniques, jewelery, trade activities, and concepts of property. An appendix listing !Kung
material artifacts is a useful addition. This source contains a greater amount and variety
of data than its lenght would indicate.
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.
George R. Bedell ; 1961
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)
Nyae Nyae region, Namibia and Botswana
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
San (African people)