Hansen, Henny Harald. The Kurdish woman's life: field research in a Muslim society, Iraq

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

Title: The Kurdish woman's life: field research in a Muslim society, Iraq

Published By: Original publisher Kobenhavn: Nationalmuseet. 1961. ix, 213 p., 99 plates ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Henny Harald Hansen

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Kurds (MA11)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is an excellent monograph Kurdish women. During her four month stay in Kurdish homes, Hansen, with the aid of an interpreter, collected data on almost every phase of women's lives. Hansen argues that Kurdish women do not constitute a homogeneous group and she delineates four subgroups; village aristocrat, peasant women, educated urban women, and uneducated urban women. In her study, Hansen includes the analysis of the latent and negative functions of Kurdish woman's activities and of psychological factors, thus challenging the previous writers' ethnocentric and male view on the Kurdish woman's status. This monograph contains comprehensive data on the material surroundings of the Kurdish woman such as dwellings, clothing, food, domestic implements, and on daily routines, life cycle, child care, and their religious activities.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 4

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. ma11-004

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. 198) A list of Kurdish terms employed, and the A list of ethnographical specimens are located on pp. 205-208. For the explanation of footnotes, see pp. 187-197.

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

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. Hesung C. Koh ; 1962

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

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Kurds


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