Murphy, Robert Francis, 1924-. Matrilocality and patrilineality in Mundurucu society

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

Title: Matrilocality and patrilineality in Mundurucu society

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph American anthropologist -- Vol. 58

Published By: Original publisher American anthropologist -- Vol. 58 Washington, etc.: American Anthropological Association, etc.. 1959. 414-434 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Robert F. Murphy

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. Mundurucu (SQ13)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Historical reconstruction (174); Mutual aid (476); Residence (591); Kin relationships (602); Clans (614); Community structure (621); Warfare (726);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The author presents evidence in this article that the Mundurucu are one of the few authenticated cases of patrilineal group in which postmarital residence is permanently matrilocal. He includes a preliminary summary of tribal history and culture. The body of the work is devoted to a detailed treatment of Mundurucu social organization; tribal integration, unilineal institutions, kinship system, and community structure. Finally, he presents a reconstruction of cultural history with respect to the social organization, with a discussion of theoretical implications of the evidence he gathered.

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. sq13-006

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 (p. 433-434)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1952-1953

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. George R. Bedell ; 1959

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). late eighteenth century - 1952

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Upper Tapajoz (Tapajós) River area, State of Para, central Brazil

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Munduruku Indians


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