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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Murdock, George Peter, 1897-
Nuer cultural summary
Published By: Original publisher
New Haven, Conn.: [s.n.]. 1956. 8 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
George P. Murdock
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Culture summary (105);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This article consists of a culture summary made by
Murdock, a professional anthropologist, from published and unpublished materials read
and analyzed by him. It follows a standard organization as follows: A. Basic Economy: 1)
agriculture, animal husbandry, hunting, gathering, fishing, trade; 2) division of labor
by sex in the above activities. B. Property: 1) major forms of wealth and types of
ownership; 2) rules governing inheritance; 3) slavery and class stratification. C.
Marriage and the Family: 1) mode of marriage; 2) form of marriage; 3) form of family
organization. D. Residence: 1) rule of residence, especially in marriage; 2) prevalence
of local exogamy or endogamy. E. Consanguineal Kin Groups and Exogamy: 1) bilateral kin
groups and cousin marriage; 2) rule of descent and unilinear kin groups. F. Kinship
Terminology: 1) for primary relatives; 2) for secondary relatives; 3) for tertiary
relatives, especially first cousins. G. Community Organization: 1) settlement pattern
and house form; 2) social composition of the community; 3) local political organization;
4) political organization above the community level; 5) warfare, head-hunting, and
cannibalism; 6) age-grades, initiation, genital mutilations, and secret societies. H.
Sources: 1) bibliographical references consulted; 2) other sources. I. Identification:
1) the society or societies covered, with synonymy, population data, linguistic
affiliations, historical information, etc.
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. 7-8)
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.
Robert Lee ; 1957
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)
Sobat and Jonglei Provinces, Sudan
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Nuer (African people)