Barth, Fredrik, 1928-. Nomads of South-Persia: the Basseri tribe of the Khamseh Confederacy

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

Title: Nomads of South-Persia: the Basseri tribe of the Khamseh Confederacy

Published By: Original publisher Oslo ; New York: University Press; Humanities Press. 1961. x, 159 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Frederik Barth

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Basseri (MA10)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Pastoral activities (233); Annual cycle (221); Settlement patterns (361); Community structure (621); Community heads (622); Chief executive (643); Territorial hierarchy (631); Social relationships and groups (571); Household (592); Marriage (580); Kin relationships (602);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This book seeks to describe and analyze the social and economic organization of the Basseri of Fars province (Iran) in terms of a general ecological perspective. The focus is on the processes through which the Basseri organize nomadic herding and relate to one another as members of different households, herding units, camps, lineages (oulads), and tribal sections (tira). The book is based on ethnographic materials collected while the author was living with the Darbar tribal section of Basseri for seven months. The author also participated in this groups dramatic seasonal movements across different agro-ecological zones.

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. ma10-001

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 154)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1957-1958

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 Social Anthropologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi A. Adem; 2005

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1957-1958

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Basseri, Fars Province, Iran

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Baseri tribe


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