Woodburn, James. Minimal politics: the political organization of the Hadza of north Tanzania

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

Title: Minimal politics: the political organization of the Hadza of north Tanzania

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Politics in leadership: a comparative perspective, edited by William A. Shack and Percy S. Cohen

Published By: Original publisher Politics in leadership: a comparative perspective, edited by William A. Shack and Percy S. Cohen Oxford ; New York: Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press. 1979. 244-266 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication James Woodburn

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2019. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Hadza (FN11)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Community structure (621); Settlement patterns (361); Kin relationships (602); Social relationships and groups (571); Annual cycle (221); Hunting and trapping (224); Collecting (222); Diet (262); Eating (264); Real property (423); Social relationships and groups (571); Community heads (622); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Social control (626);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The Hadza live in small nomadic bands characterized by frequent changes in the number and composition of members. This document identifies two of the most important conditions that enable this flexibility. First, the Hadza live in an area that is unsuitable for farming and herding, but rich in game and edible tubers and fruits. These resources are easy to acquire individually, with minimal assistance from others. Second, Hadza society lacks concepts of property rights, binding kinship ties, or other enduring mechanisms for enforcing mutual help and cooperation among individuals. As a consequence, individuals are weakly committed to other band members, if not to other members of a household.

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. fn11-003

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. 265-266)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1958-1961, 1965-1967

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 Anthropologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem; 2018

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1900-1960

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) eastern and southern Lake Eyasi area, Tanzania

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Hatsa (African people)


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