Murdock, George Peter, 1897-. Nuer cultural summary

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

Title: 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. Nuer (FJ22)

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document This article consists of a culture summary made by Murdock, a professional anthropologist, from published and unpublished materials read and analyzed by him.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 13

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. fj22-013

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 (p. 7-8)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

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-4

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). 1931

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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