Lévi-Strauss, Claude. The Social use of kinship terms among Brazilian Indians

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The Social use of kinship terms among Brazilian Indians

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph American anthropologist, n.s. -- Vol. 45

Published By: Original publisher American anthropologist, n.s. -- Vol. 45 Menasha: American Anthropological Association. 1943. 398-409 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Claude Lévi-Strauss

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. Nambicuara (SP17)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Kinship terminology (601); Kin relationships (602); Standard of living (511); Siblings-in-law (607); Polygamy (595); Homosexuality (838); Social relationships and groups (571); Disasters (731); Community structure (621); Linguistic identification (197); Cultural participation (184); Regulation of marriage (582); Conception (842); Social placement (851);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a comparative study of one aspect of kin term usage among the Nambicuara and the Tupi of the sixteenth century, devoted mainly to what Levi-Strauss terms the 'compérage' - a special 'brother-in-law' relationship between individuals not united previously by any kinship tie in order to insure intermarriage and by this means to amalgamate familial or social groups, previously heterogeneous, into a new homogeneous unit. He gives an instance where this relationship was brought into effect for uniting two distinct groups of the Nambicuara. He believes this institution once had a much wider distribution on the South American continent. At the time of publication, Lévi-Strauss was with the New School for Social Research in New York.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

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. sp17-006

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1938-1939

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 Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1958

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1938-1939

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Mato Grosso state, Brazil

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Nambicuara Indians


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