Wilbert, Johannes. The social and political organization of the Warao

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Title: The social and political organization of the Warao

Published in: Kölner zeitschrift für sozialpsychologie -- Vol. 10

Published By: Kölner zeitschrift für sozialpsychologie -- Vol. 10 Köln-Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, 1958. HRAF MS: 28 p. [Original: 272-291 p.]

By line: Johannes Wilbert

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Warao (SS18)

Subjects: Historical reconstruction (174); Nuclear family (594); Polygamy (595); Extended families (596); Kinship terminology (601); Kin relationships (602); Community structure (621); General character of religion (771);

Abstract: Applying the functional-structure approach, Wilbert describes the historical development of the culture and society of the Warao Indians of the Orinoco Delta from pre-Columbian times until the mid-1950s. The author does not give a detailed explanation of the basis for historical reconstruction. A complete description of Warao kinship terminology and kin relationships is provided.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: ss18-002

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English translation from German

Note: Translation of: Die soziale und politische organisation der Warrau. The original German text is not included. Translated for the HRAF files by Shelton Hicock.

Field Date: 1954

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Sigrid Khera ; 1967

Coverage Date: 1954

Coverage Place: Orinoco Delta, Venezuela

LCSH: Warao Indians


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