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The Javanese family: a study of kinship and
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[New York]: Free Press of Glencoe. . 12, 176 p.
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HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. 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
Kinship terminology (601);
Kindreds and ramages (612);
Kin relationships (602);
Termination of marriage (586);
Social readjustments to death (768);
Basis of marriage (581);
Arranging a marriage (584);
Infant care (854);
Family relationships (593);
Adolescent activities (883);
Regulation of marriage (582);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Geertz examines in this source the nature of the
contributions of the Javanese kinship system (bilateral with the nuclear family as the most
important kinship group) to the stability and continuity of Javanese society. Her
investigation in the town of Modjokuto includes an examination of the structure of the
Javanese kinship system (including kinship terminology, kindred and affinal relatives,
household composition, property division at divorce and death, marriage) and the
functioning of the Javanese kinship system (including customs at pregnancy and childbirth,
infant care and training, social relationships in childhood, adolescence, adulthood,
Javanese values and the family). She concludes that "Certain diffuse, general social values
provide legitimacy and meaning to familial institutions and serve as normative guides for
the daily give-and-take among family members. These same social values may also be
important elements in some non-familial institutions, such as the structure of authority
and social control within the community." (p. 146) These social values include the Javanese
concept of "respect" and "harmonious social appearances."
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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.
Del Childs ; Marlene Martin ; 1982
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LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Javanese (Indonesian people)/Kinship//Ethnology--Java