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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
The sea people of Sulu: a study of social change in the Philippines
Published By: Original publisher
San Francisco: Chandler Pub. Co.. 1972. xi, 104 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
H. Arlo Nimmo
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2020. 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
Topography and geology (133);
Settlement patterns (361);
Building interiors and arrangement (353);
Regulation of marriage (582);
Extended families (596);
Family relationships (593);
Community structure (621);
Inter-community relations (628);
Fishing gear (227);
Labor supply and employment (464);
Community heads (622);
General character of religion (771);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Cult of the dead (769);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This study of changes in traditional Sama-Bajau culture compares the boat-dwellers Tawi-Tawi and the house-dwellers of Sibutu, showing substantial variations in social behavior and structural features, such as household composition, preferred marriage type, and religious practices, and in power dynamics within kinship groups, village communities and other social spheres. The author attributes these differences not to increased contact with other cultures, but to the exigencies of adapting to the changing political environment by reconfiguring existing patterns of social behavior.
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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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 101)
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 Abate Adem
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)
Tawi-Tawi province, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Philippines
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Bajau (Southeast Asian people)//Sulu Archipelago (Philippines)--Social conditions