Cox, Frances M.. Aging and elderhood

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

Title: Aging and elderhood

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Ngecha : a Kenyan village in a time of rapid social change, edited by Carolyn Pope Edwards and Beatrice Blyth Whiting

Published By: Original publisher Ngecha : a Kenyan village in a time of rapid social change, edited by Carolyn Pope Edwards and Beatrice Blyth Whiting Linclon: University of Nebraska Press. 2004. 179-214 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Frances Cox, with Ndung'u Mberia

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 Activities of the aged (887); Status and treatment of the aged (888); Status, role, and prestige (554); Informal in-group justice (627); Dying (763); Missions (797); Education system (871); Labor supply and employment (464); Revolution (669); Congregations (794); Religious denominations (795); Polygamy (595); Family relationships (593); Real property (423); Standard of living (511); ;

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document discusses aging and elderhood in a Kenyan village called Ngecha. It describes changes observed in activities and status of the aged in the face of villagers encounters with colonialism, missionaries, armed liberation struggle, expansion of education and new economic opportunities. The document was originally published as a chapter in an edited volume exploring critical cultural variables affecting parent and child behavior in the village.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 23

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. fl10-023

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. 214)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1968-1973

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 Educators-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem; 2008

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1900-1973

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Kikuyu (African people)/Rural development--Kenya--Ngecha/Women in rural development--Kenya/Rural women--Kenya--Ngecha/Family--Kenya/Kenya--Rural conditions--Case studies


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