Whitten, Norman E.. The structure of kinship and marriage among the Canelos Quichua of east-central Ecuador

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

Title: The structure of kinship and marriage among the Canelos Quichua of east-central Ecuador

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Marriage practices in lowland South America, edited by Kenneth M. Kensinger

Published By: Original publisher Marriage practices in lowland South America, edited by Kenneth M. Kensinger Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 1984. 194-220, 265-283 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Norman E. Whitten, Jr., and Dorothea S. Whitten

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Canelos Quichua (SD18)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Kindreds and ramages (612); Household (592); a602; Kinship terminology (601); Marriage (580); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Burial practices and funerals (764); Religious beliefs (770);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a detailed study of kinship structure and marriaage among the Canelos Quichua of East-Central Ecuador. For the Canelos Quichua, marriage consists of a process of spouse acquisition (for a man, [n]huarmiyuj[/n], or the 'possession of a woman'; for a woman, [n]cariyuj[/n], 'possession of a man'), the entire process which takes about three years to accomplish. During this period the authors describe how segments of maximal [n]ayllus[/n] are linked, residence shifts take place, territoriality somewhat redefined, fictive kinship ([i]gumba[/i] relations established, and a micro-universe [n]huasi[/n] or household, founded. All of these events take place within the constraints of the kin class system and the system of shamanism (p. 196).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

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. sd18-003

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 bibliographical references (p.265-283)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1968-1976

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 Ethnologists-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle; 2009

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1968-1979

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Canelo Indians


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