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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Benedict Sandin, 1918-
Iban adat and augury
Published By: Original publisher
[George Town] Penang: Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia
for School of Comparative Social Sciences. 1980. xlv, 151 p., 7 p. of plates
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Benedict Sandin ; introduction by Clifford Sather
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
Cereal agriculture (243);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Community structure (621);
Community heads (622);
Informal in-group justice (627);
Inter-community relations (628);
Legal norms (671);
Cult of the dead (769);
Spirits and gods (776);
Revelation and divination (787);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This work is divided into two major parts. In the first
part of this study the author describes the main elements of traditional Iban ADAT
(customary law) as they apply to individuals in their relationship to others, to marriage
and family life, economic undertakings, major life crises, and important ritual and
ceremonial occasions (p. ix). The second part of this document deals with the more
restricted practices of augury or the interpretation of various types of omens, especially
in regard to birds and other animals. This section presents long lists of omens and their
interpretation by the Ibans. In addition to the two main themes of this work other aspects
of Iban ethnology are discussed -- death and mourning, life cycle events (e.g., birth,
socialization processes, puberty, etc.), weaving, traditional pastimes, and dance and
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
Bibliography: p. 149-151
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
'…much of my lifetime…' p. ix
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.
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)
Saribas, Sarawak, Malaysia
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Ibans (Bornean people)