Johnson, Douglas H. (Douglas Hamilton), 1949-. Judicial regulation and administrative control: customary law and the Nuer, 1898-1954

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

Title: Judicial regulation and administrative control: customary law and the Nuer, 1898-1954

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of African history -- Vol. 27

Published By: Original publisher Journal of African history -- Vol. 27 [London, New York]: Cambridge University Press. 1986. 59-78 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Douglas H. Johnson

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 Informal in-group justice (627); Territorial hierarchy (631); External relations (648); Legal norms (671); Judicial authority (692); Prophets and ascetics (792); Priesthood (793);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this paper Johnson shows how the British attempted to administer and control Nuer and Dinka through a judicial system of secular leaders. The system failed because the leaders did not have the spiritual and moral authority beyond their immdediate kin.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 20

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. fj22-020

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

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 1975-1991

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-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard ; 2000

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1898-1954

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

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

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