Cohen, Ronald. Some aspects of institutionalized exchange: a Kanuri example

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

Title: Some aspects of institutionalized exchange: a Kanuri example

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Cahiers d'etudes Africaines -- Vol. 5

Published By: Original publisher Cahiers d'etudes Africaines -- Vol. 5 Paris: Mouton. 1965. 353-369 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Ronald Cohen

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1998. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Kanuri (MS14)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Gift giving (431); Medium of exchange (436); Social relationships and groups (571); Ethics (577); Household (592);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is an historical account of the Kanuri economy. The nineteenth- century Kanuri economy was a peripheral market economy in which there was no universal form of currency and only some goods and services entered into the marketplace, for example agricultural surpluses and craft work. Other types of exchanges were embedded in the sociopolitical structure of society. Higher status persons received gifts, services and tributes from subordinates and redistributed them in a show of generosity during rites of passage ceremonies. The legitimate route for social mobility was for any individual to enter into a patron-client relationship with the head of a more powerful and wealthier household. An important ingredient of this relationship was BERZUM, discipline and trust. Cohen suggests that BERZUM could be considered the currency of the Kanuri political economy.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 8

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. ms14-008

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 369)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1955-57

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-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard ; 1996

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1800s

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Kanuri (African people)


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