Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan), 1902-1973. Nuer rules of exogamy and incest

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

Title: Nuer rules of exogamy and incest

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Social structure ; studies presented to A. R. Radcliffe-Brown, edited by Meyer Fortes

Published By: Original publisher Social structure ; studies presented to A. R. Radcliffe-Brown, edited by Meyer Fortes Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1949. 85-103 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication E. E. Evans-Pritchard

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Nuer (FJ22)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Age stratification (561); Regulation of marriage (582); Kin groups (610); Sex and marital offenses (684); Kinship regulation of sex (835);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article presents the author's description and analysis of Nuer rules of exogamy and incest, their relationship to each other and to Nuer social structure. The incest taboos are functions of the rules of exogamy, not of notions of consanguinity; the rules of exogamy differentiate among persons in Nuer society, indicate kinship status, and keep clear other structurally important relationships within and between communities.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 7

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. fj22-007

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1931-1936

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. Arthur Fields ; 1957

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1930-1936

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Sobat and Jonglei Provinces, Sudan

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Nuer (African people)

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