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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Marshall, Harry Ignatius, 1878-
The Karen people of Burma: a study in anthropology and
Published By: Original publisher
Columbus: The University of Ohio Press. 1922. xv, 329 p.,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Rev. Harry Ignatius Marshall, M.A.
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Linguistic identification (197);
Traditional history (173);
Topography and geology (133);
Normal garb (291);
Special garments (292);
Descriptive somatology (142);
Form and rules of government (642);
Ethnic stratification (563);
Inter-ethnic relations (629);
Religious and educational structures (346);
Cultural identity and pride (186);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Despite the subtitle, this work is not a thorough
ethnography, because as the author states, 'the notes were collected at such intervals as
could be taken from my labors as a district missionary.' A large portion of the text is
devoted to mythology and extinct ceremonials, for some of which material the author relies
on the writings of earlier missionaries. The photographs depict various aspects of Karen
material culture, but nothing of the much-described ceremonies and rituals. A glossary of
Karen words is included. The author's description of the contemporary culture, i.e. ca.
1910-18, is specific although incomplete.
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. 321-322)
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.
W. K. Carr ; 1955
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)
Karen people, Burma
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Karen (Southeast Asian people)//Burma--Social life and