Messenger, John C. (John Cowan), 1920-. Inis Beag: isle of Ireland

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

Title: Inis Beag: isle of Ireland

Published By: Original publisher New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 1969. 8, 136 p. ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by John C. Messenger ; edited with introduction by George and Louise Spindler

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Rural Irish (ER06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Ethnosociology (829); External migration (167); History (175); Normal garb (291); Priesthood (793); Spirits and gods (776); Organized ceremonial (796); Tillage (241); Fishing (226); Domesticated animals (231); Topography and geology (133); Family relationships (593); Visiting and hospitality (574); Drinking establishments (275); Drives and emotions (152); Diet (262);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a detailed ethnographic analysis of the culture and social structure of an isolated Aran Island community, interwoven with historic documentation and prehistoric reconstructions. Contemporary observations are contrasted with nativistic and primitivistic accounts. There is particular focus on interwoven political, social, and religious structures, and their influence omn individual personality development. Processes of cultural change are viewed in the context of their social and ecological settings.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 16

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. er06-016

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 bibliogrphical references (p. 132-136)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1955-1966

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 Cultural Anthropologist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Bridges; Sigrid Khera; 1973

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1955-1966

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Inisheer, Aran Islands, County Galway, Connacht, Ireland

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Human geography--Ireland//Inishbeg (Ireland)//Ireland--Social life and customs--20th century


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