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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
The waterspirits and the position of women among the
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Kailash -- Vol. 17, no. 1-2
Published By: Original publisher
Kailash -- Vol. 17, no. 1-2
Bhothity, Kathmandu, Nepal: Ratna Pustak Bhandar. 1997.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2004. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Gender status (562);
Mode of marriage (583);
Family relationships (593);
Spirits and gods (776);
Ordering of time (805);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
In this paper, Mühlich examines the association of women
with water spirits (LU) in Sherpa myths and legends. According to Mühlich, water spirits
invoke a less bounded, more fluid, and more equitable social relations typical of a
pastoral society the Sherpa once were. Evidence of this is found in the institution of
DURSHI, in which women have rights to property realized at the time of their
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 79-80)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Ian Skoggard ; 2002
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Solu region, Nepal
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Sherpa (Nepalese people)