Mühlich, Michael. The waterspirits and the position of women among the Sherpa

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

Title: The waterspirits and the position of women among the Sherpa

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. 67-80 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Michael Mühlich

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. Sherpa (AK06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Inheritance (428); 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 marriage.

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. ak06-020

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 (p. 79-80)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1991-1993

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 ; 2002

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1991-1993

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)

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