Gillin, John. The Barama River Caribs of British Guiana

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

Title: The Barama River Caribs of British Guiana

Published By: Original publisher Cambridge, Mass: The Museum. 1936. xiv, 274 p., 30 plates ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication John Gillin

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Barama River Carib (SR09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Ethos (181); Community structure (621); Household (592); Extended families (596); Community heads (622); Congregations (794); Behavior toward non-relatives (609); Kinship terminology (601); Mythology (773); History (175); Acculturation and culture contact (177);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This monograph is based upon seven months of field research, concentrated for the most part on a small and recently formed settlement of Carib. The author concerns himself mainly with a detailed analysis of the elements of the social organization and personality factors which tend toward the integration or disruption of this settlement. Other cultural aspects are treated topically. A detailed section on anthropometry, including comparative data on the Arawak as well as other Carib groups, completes the study. There is little information on Carib history or spatial distribution.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. sr09-001

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. 271-274)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1932-1933

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. Richard P. Schaedel ; 1955

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1920-1936

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Carib Indians/Indians of South America--Guyana


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