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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Garb, Paula, 1948-
From childhood to centenarian
Published By: Original publisher
Moscow: Progress Publishers. 1984. 182 p.,  p. of
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Life history materials (159);
Status and treatment of the aged (888);
Artificial kin relationships (608);
Infant care (854);
Child care (855);
Education system (871);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
During the summer of 1979 the author joined an expedition
of Soviet cultural anthropologists in the mountain settlements of Abkhazia as part of a
long-term joint Soviet-United States project on aging and longevity, seeking the secrets of
an active life beyong the age of 90, the academics' definition of what they term a
long-lived person. After a series of background interviews with centenarians about what
they eat, how much they sleep, what work schedules they keep, etc., Garb asked her
informants to take her back to their childhood and recount all they could remember about
their long lives dating back to the nineteenth century. These individuals reminisced about
life in Abkhasia during czarist rule at the time when the patriarchal feudal order was just
giving way to burgeoning capitalist development. They recalled their parents, the way they
were raised, their memories of early Soviet government, the formation of collective farms,
World War II, and their opinions of modern Abkhasian youth.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 182)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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.
John Beierle; 2007
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Family--Georgia (Republic)--Abkhazia/Child rearing--Georgia
(Republic)--Abkhazia/Abkhazians--Social conditions/Abkhazians--Social life and