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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Report on the Iban of Sarawak: Vol. 1: Iban social
Published By: Original publisher
Kuching, Sarawak: Government Printing Office. 1955. vii,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1995. 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
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Only the first volume of this work is included here. Volume
1 deals with Iban social organization, in particular with the Iban Bilek-family and the
long house community. In addition to the physical type and location of the Iban community
house structures, Freeman deals with recruitment to the house through birth, marriage, and
adoption, the incorporation of new families into the community, the structure of authority
and the pressures of social control which the community can wield over its members. The
ritual unity of the long house is shown to be the principal bond among the members. Brief
descriptions of the long house as a corporate entity, in political, economic and ritual
activities, are also given.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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
Volume 2, Agriculture, Land Usage and Land Tenure
Among the Iban, is not included since it duplicates data in 1 and 6: Freeman Material on
the bilek-family is indexed for Recreational Facilities (529) , Household (592), and the
long-house is Community Structures (345).
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.
Leslie L. Clark
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)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Ibans (Bornean people)