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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Du Bois, Cora Alice, 1903-
Kardiner, Abram, 1891-
The people of Alor: a social-psychological study of an East
Published By: Original publisher
Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. [c1944]. xvi, 654
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Cora Du Bois. With analyses by Abram Kardiner and Emil
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2003. 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
Accumulation of wealth (556);
Mode of marriage (583);
Arranging a marriage (584);
Family relationships (593);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a study of the basic personality structure of the
Alorese and of the factors, particularly those concerned with child rearing, which bring
about the development of Alorese personality traits. While some ethnographic materials are
included particularly in areas concerning food getting, exchange transactions, funerals and
mortuary feasts, concepts of disease and relationships to the supernatural, marriage and
social relations, these are discussed primarily in relation to problems of personality
formation. There is no attempt at a comprehensive coverage of Alorese culture. The
monograph is particularly rich in biographical materials. The life histories of eight
individuals are given by the author and these are analyzed by Abraham Kardiner, a
psychoanalyst. Also included are the results of several different personality and
intellegence tests with Rorschach analyses by Emil Oberholzer. The author, an ethnologist,
did field work in the area.
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
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.
Betty Potash ; 1961
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)
Atimelang village, Alor Island, Nusa Tenggara
Timur Province, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings