Garb, Paula, 1948-. From childhood to centenarian

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

Title: From childhood to centenarian

Published By: Original publisher Moscow: Progress Publishers. 1984. 182 p., [36] p. of plates ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Paula Garb

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Abkhazians (RI03)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Life history materials (159); Mortality (165); Senescence (886); Status and treatment of the aged (888); Artificial kin relationships (608); Adoption (597); Infant care (854); Child care (855); Education system (871);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document During the summer of 1979 the author joined an expedition of Soviet cultural anthropologists in the mountain settlements of Abkhazia as part of a long-term joint Soviet-United States project on aging and longevity, seeking the secrets of an active life beyong the age of 90, the academics' definition of what they term a long-lived person. After a series of background interviews with centenarians about what they eat, how much they sleep, what work schedules they keep, etc., Garb asked her informants to take her back to their childhood and recount all they could remember about their long lives dating back to the nineteenth century. These individuals reminisced about life in Abkhasia during czarist rule at the time when the patriarchal feudal order was just giving way to burgeoning capitalist development. They recalled their parents, the way they were raised, their memories of early Soviet government, the formation of collective farms, World War II, and their opinions of modern Abkhasian youth.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

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. ri03-006

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: Includes bibliographical references (p. 182)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1979-1982

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-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle; 2007

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1864-1979

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Family--Georgia (Republic)--Abkhazia/Child rearing--Georgia (Republic)--Abkhazia/Abkhazians--Social conditions/Abkhazians--Social life and customs/Centenarians--Georgia (Republic)--Abkhazia

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