Friedl, Erika. Children of Deh Koh: young life in an Iranian village

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Children Of Deh Koh

1. Places

2. The Children And I

3. Three Children And A Man With A Flute

4. Big Belly

Pregnancy Theory

Pregnancy Terms

Pregnancy Practices


Barrenness, Miscarriage, Abortion

Pregnancy Stories

5. Dreaming A Horseman

6. Into The World


Birth Stories

7. Big Belly Dangers

The Cultural Context

The Affective Context Of Danger

8. Named Lion, Named Rose

Rules Of Naming

9. A Little One On My Cradle

The Infant

The Parents

10. Lullabies And Jouncing Songs

11. A Little One On My Back

The Older Infant

Milk, Food, And Health

Baby And The World

12. Tatalu And Beyond

Pee And Such

Smiles And Whines

Well And Ill

Good And Proper

13. Boy And Girl

14. Talking To, Talking About

The Terms

15. Tongue

The Old Man And The Snake

The Rock And The Walnut

16. The Logic Of Children's Miseries

The Nature Of Children

17. A Bird Flies Off Into A Tree

18. Alphabet Philosophy

19. “just A Fine Kids Feeling”

Fear And Fondness

Polite And Proper

Honor And Face

Sins And Merits


20. Tantrum

21. Play

Terms And Cognitive Context



22. Games

23. Stick Dance

The Game

The Little Children

The Big Boys

24. Children's Hour


25. Playing Teacher, Playing Nurse

26. The Devil And The Telephone

27. Traders

28. Bugs On A String

29. Stories Children Hear

Mamalus, On Sending Children On Errands

Huri, On How Children Suffer Under Troubles At Home

A Man, On Possible Reasons For A Child's Bad Behavior

30. Beauty, School, And Men's Desires

Comments From Within

Comments From Outside

What It Takes For A Girl To Stay In School

Life After High School

31. Amene Et Al.

The Story

Context 1

Context 2

Context 3

32. Lions Worried

33. Teen Wisdom

What Girls Know

What Boys Know

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Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

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

Title: Children of Deh Koh: young life in an Iranian village

Published By: Original publisher Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press. 1997. xxi, 306 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Erika Friedl

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. Lur (MA12)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Music (533); Personal names (551); Naming (553); Ethics (577); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Family (590); Kinship (600); Reproduction (840); Infancy and childhood (850); Socialization (860); Education (870);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The people Friedl studied are Shi'a Lurs living in the high mountains of southwest Iran. This book focuses on children and compliments her earlier work on women of the same village (see document no. 6.) The same families and names appear in both books. Beginning with pregnancy and birth, she discusses the development of children by age group and gender up to marriage. The material conveyed is personal and anecdotal, covering children's behavior and play and their relationships with each other and adults. She masterfully relates their thinking and feelings through acute observation and verbatim conversation. Rural familial dynamics and gender relations are artfully revealed.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 7

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. ma12-007

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: Based on research carried out between 1965 and 1994

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1965-1994

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 Ethnologist-5

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

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1965-1994

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Lur (Iranian people)/Children--Iran--Social conditions/Children--Iran--Social life and customs/Iran--Social life and customs/Iran--Rural conditions


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