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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Hansen, Henny Harald
The Kurdish woman's life: field research in a Muslim society,
Published By: Original publisher
Kobenhavn: Nationalmuseet. 1961. ix, 213 p., 99 plates
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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.
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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.
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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
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
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Hesung C. Koh ; 1962
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