Messenger, John C. (John Cowan), 1920-. Sex and repression in an Irish folk community

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

Title: Sex and repression in an Irish folk community

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Human Sexual Behavior; Variations in the Ethnographic Spectrum, edited by Donald S. Marshall and Robert C. Suggs

Published By: Original publisher Human Sexual Behavior; Variations in the Ethnographic Spectrum, edited by Donald S. Marshall and Robert C. Suggs New York: Basic Books. 1971. 3-37 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication John C. Messenger

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Rural Irish (ER06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Sexuality (831); Social control (626); General sex restrictions (834); Ethos (181); Functional and adaptational interpretations (182); Personality development (155); Theological systems (779); Regulation of marriage (582); Family relationships (593); Ethnopsychology (828);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a detailed psycho-social analysis of the manifestations, historical causes, inculcation, and historical and cultural implications of sexual repression in an isolated Aran Island community. A brief culture historical summary is presented as an introduction. The author sees strong functional relationships between the Celtic religious tradition combined with nineteenth century "puritanical" Catholicism, family relationships and expression of emotion, sexual repression, and rate of emigration. A selection of quotations from other authors on religious influences on personality development is included.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 17

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. er06-017

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliogrphical references (p. 36-37)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1958-1966

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 Cultural Anthropologist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Bridges; Dubravka Schmalzbauer; 1973

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1958-1966

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Inisheer, Aran Islands, County Galway, Connacht, Ireland

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ethnology--Ireland

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