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Kinship systems of the Altaic-speaking peoples of the Asiatic
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[s.l.]: [s.n.]. [n.d.]. viii, 627 p. ill., maps
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[by] Lawrence Krader
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2006. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Culture summary (105);
Kinship terminology (601);
Kin relationships (602);
Kin groups (610);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a comparative and historical study of the kinship
systems and social structures of the Turco-Mongol steppe peoples of Asia, with extensive
analysis of the Buryat Mongols, the Ordos Mongols, the Volga Kalmyk, the Monguor of Kansu,
and the Kazakh-Kirgiz. It also includes data on the Orkhon-Yenisei Turks of the 6th-8th
centuries A.D., the eastern Mongols of the 13th-17th centuries (Khalkha annd Chahar
Mongols), and the Kazakhs of the Altai. The central problem raised by the author is 'to
determine whether common kinship features form a distinctive structure, such that the
transition from one to the other can be demonstrated to be systematic and orderly; i.e., to
determine whether there is a common pattern upon which each people has composed a
variation.' The source is particularly rich in data and analyses of kinship terminology,
community structure, the legal and sociological aspects of inheritance, and the economic
and ecological bases of these steppe societies. The material presented and analyzed is
based on a wide coverage of the historical and ethnological literature on the area and the
particular peoples involved. There are numerous charts and tables, and a comprehensive
bibliography is provided at the end of Part II. HRAF pagination has been added for the
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Component part(s), monograph
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Manuscript obtained on loan from the library of the
Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Harvard University,
1953 Includes bibliography Information on the descent group which the author terms a 'clan'
has been indexed for Clans (614).
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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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Eugene Lerner ; 1955
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China, Mongolia, and Russia
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