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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Cattle, women, and wells: managing household survival in the
Published By: Original publisher
Oxford [England] ; New York: Clarendon Press ; Oxford
University Press. 1992. xiii, 295 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Domesticated animals (231);
Pastoral activities (233);
Agricultural science (242);
Cereal agriculture (243);
Land use (311);
Real property (423);
Borrowing and lending (426);
Retail marketing (443);
Saving and investment (454);
Occupational specialization (463);
Labor supply and employment (464);
Labor relations (466);
Ownership and control of capital (471);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This book discusses the economic and social life of Bambara
farmers in a Sahelian village called Kala, in central Mali. The focus is on the effect of
differential management practices relating to millet farming, animal husbandry and
ownership of water wells on household economic status. The book provides detailed economic
analysis of these linkages using qualitative and quantitative data on long-term benefits
households obtain from investment of surplus in different farm assets including
well-digging, capital (ploughs, oxen and breeding cattle) and labor (in the form of
acquiring women, who would both work and reproduce households, through
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. -288) and
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.
Teferi Abate Adem ; 2006
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
Bambara (African people)