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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Gutiérrez de Pineda, Virginia
Muirden, Sydney Jaime
Social organization in La Guajira
Published By: Original publisher
Bogota: [s.n.]. 1948 . HRAF ms: i-ix, 1-304 p.
[Original: xvi, 255 p.] maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Virginia Gutierrez de Pineda
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2012. 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
Mode of marriage (583);
Extramarital sex relations (837);
Community heads (622);
Serfdom and peonage (566);
Offenses against the person (683);
Sex and marital offenses (684);
Inter-community relations (628);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source, written by a professional ethnologist, is the
basic work on the Goajiro. The source deals with the various aspects of the life cycle:
birth, child-raising, childhood, marriage, and death. Discussed in great detail are the
relations between the members of the family and clan. Also treated in considerable detail
are clan structure and the resolution of conflicts between clans, the various categories of
crimes and the sanctions for each, and the various aspects of the property system. The
author carefully points out which features are more representative of the traditional
culture, and which have come about as a result of acculturation.
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
English translation from Spanish
Translation of: [Organizacion Social en la Guajira]
Includes bibliographical references Translated for the HRAF files by Sydney Muirden
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.
James R. Leary ; 1961: John Beierle, 2011
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)
Colombia, South America
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings