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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Nisa: the life and words of a !Kung woman
Published By: Original publisher
Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1981.
x, 402 p.: ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 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
LIFE HISTORY MATERIALS (159);
SEX TRAINING (864);
EXTRAMARITAL SEX RELATIONS (837);
CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES (857);
FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS (593);
SEXUAL INTERCOURSE (833);
BASIS OF MARRIAGE (581);
INGROUP ANTAGONISMS (578);
REGULATION OF MARRIAGE (582);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Through the eyes of a Dobe area !Kung woman in
her 50s, the author paints a portrait of !Kung life cycle and sexuality. The
book is nearly all told in the first person, by Nisa (pseudonym), with a short
topical summary at the beginning of each chapter. Although the author often
questions Nisa's veracity, she always comes to a positive conclusion. This is a
valuable source with additional anecdotal material on gathering, ceremony, and
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
Guasha is a !Kung camp in
the Dobe area, where Nisa lived. Her life story no doubt includes places in the
surounding area, as well. Shostak interviewed Nisa when she was around fifty
years old, placing her birth around 1921.
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.
R. A. Wagner ;
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)
Dobe area, northwest
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
San (African people)