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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Barth, Fredrik, 1928-
Nomads of South-Persia: the Basseri tribe of the Khamseh
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
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.
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);
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
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Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 154)
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.
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).
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