Kopytoff, Igor. Family and lineage among the Suku of the Congo

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

Title: Family and lineage among the Suku of the Congo

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The family estate in Africa, edited by Robert F. Gray and P.H. Gulliver

Published By: Original publisher The family estate in Africa, edited by Robert F. Gray and P.H. Gulliver London: Routledge & K. Paul. 1964. 83-116 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Igor Kopytoff

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Suku (FO46)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Household (592); Nuclear family (594); Family relationships (593); Kin relationships (602); Lineages (613); Settlement patterns (361); Community structure (621); Rule of descent (611); Social relationships and groups (571);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document argues that the residential cycles of Suku families are shaped by the practical necessity of reconciling the two contradictory principles of Suku social organization: corporate autonomous matrilineages and clans, and residence rules that require each male child to reside with his father and paternal uncles. This led to a residence pattern in which the men of each matrilineage find themselves dispersed among several villages following marriage.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. fo46-002

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1958-1959

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 Anthropologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem ; 2014

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1920-1960

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Kwango district, Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

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