Huke, Robert E.. Economic geography of a north Burma Kachin village

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

Title: Economic geography of a north Burma Kachin village

Published By: Original publisher [New York]: [s.n.]. 1954. 23 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Robert E. Huke

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Kachin (AP06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Community structure (621); Tillage (241); Cereal agriculture (243); Land use (311); Topography and geology (133); Climate (132); Dwellings (342); Revelation and divination (787); Ethnogeography (823); Labor supply and employment (464); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Cooperative organization (474); Outbuildings (343); Burden carrying (482); Production and supply (433); Ordering of time (805); Community councils (623); Ethnozoology (825); Normal garb (291); Collecting (222); Fishing (226); Diet (262); Woven and other interworked fabrics (286); Taxation and public income (651); Visiting and hospitality (574); Standard of living (511);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a short report of the author's field work in a Kachin village in 1952. It was first read at the meetings of the Far Eastern Association, New York, April, 1954. In order, there are presented data on the geographical setting, settlement pattern, house types and land use, agricultural crops, techniques, cycles, and rituals, the productivity of agriculture, the place of agriculture, jungle products, hunting and fishing in the economy and the state of the whole economy, the place of money and trade in the economy. There are incidental data on diet, clothing, the use of alcohol and opium. The author maintains that this is a poor economy, owing to inefficient land use. The author was on the faculty of the Department of Geography, Dartmouth College.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 28

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. ap06-028

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Presented at the meetings of the Far Eastern Association, New York City, April 13-14, 1954; mimeographed

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1952

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 Geographer-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. F. K. Lehman ; 1955

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1952-1954

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Kachin State (Burma)--Economic conditions

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