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

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

Title: The social and political organization of the Warao

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Kölner zeitschrift für sozialpsychologie -- Vol. 10

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

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Johannes Wilbert

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Warao (SS18)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF 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: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document 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: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. ss18-002

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 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: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1954

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. Sigrid Khera ; 1967

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1954

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Warao Indians


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