Murphy, Robert Francis, 1924-. Headhunter's heritage; social and economic change among the Mundurucú Indians

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

Title: Headhunter's heritage; social and economic change among the Mundurucú Indians

Published By: Original publisher Berkeley: University of California Press. 1960. xii, 202 p. ill., maps

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 History (175); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); Functional and adaptational interpretations (182); Settlement patterns (361); Social relationships and groups (571); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Arranging a marriage (584); Nuptials (585);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source is a sociological oriented study and analysis of the effects of social change on the economy and social structure of Mundurucu society. The agents of social change, as represented in this source, are primarily the trader and missionary both of whom are of non-Indian origin. In his preliminary discussion of the Mundurucu, the author gives a brief resume of the culture history and ethnology of the Indians, with special emphasis on the Indian-White contact period, Mundurucu economy, kinship and marriage, the local group, social solidarity and social fission within the group, and changing settlement patterns, resulting from Mundurucu acculturation. A very thorough and scholarly analysis of the effects of social change on traditional Mundurucu society summarizes and concludes the work. The material on which this source is based was gathered by the author, a professional anthropologist, and his wife during a field trip to the Mundurucu Indians of the Tapajos River area in 1952-53.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 12

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. sq13-012

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 194-196)

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. John Beierle; 1961

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1952-1953

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Munduruku Indians


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