Prins, Adriaan Hendrik Johan. East African age-class system: An inquiry into the social order of Galla, Kipsigis, and Kikuyu

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

Title: East African age-class system: An inquiry into the social order of Galla, Kipsigis, and Kikuyu

Published By: Original publisher Netherlands: J. B. Wolters. 1953. viii, 135 p. [incomplete]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Adriaan Hendrik Johan Prins

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Gikuyu (FL10)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Age stratification (561); Cultural participation (184); Puberty and initiation (881); Form and rules of government (642); Traditional history (173); Accumulation of wealth (556); Status, role, and prestige (554); Status of adolescents (882); Military organization (701); Extramarital sex relations (837); Artificial kin relationships (608); Community councils (623); Judicial authority (692); Initiation of judicial proceedings (694); Mythology (773);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is an analytical study of the Kikuyu age-class system. The author utilizes materials from literary sources as well as oral information. Since the age-class system among the Kikuyu is intimately connected with their political, judicial, and ceremonial activities, readers interested in those aspects of Kikuyu society would also find this source useful. Prins, a Hollander, studied at London. This was his Ph. D. thesis at the University of Utrecht.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

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. fl10-006

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references Sections on the Galla and Kipsigis, as well as theoretical sections, have been omitted

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1948

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. Robert Lee ; 1958

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1948-1953

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Kenya

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


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