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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Mair, Lucy Philip, 1901-
An African people in the twentieth century
Published By: Original publisher
London: Routledge & Sons. 1934. xvi, 299 p., plates
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By L. P. Mair
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1998. 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
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Real property (423);
Community heads (622);
General character of religion (771);
Difficult and unusual births (845);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The Ganda are a Christianized African people living on the
northern and western shores of Lake Victoria. This book, a doctoral thesis at the
University of London, is the result of an intensive field study. Its objective is to
describe native life as European influences modified it, and to estimate the degree of
success or failure with which the newly introduced elements were assimilated and the
reasons for this success or failure. In this respect, British colonial policy and foreign
missionary activities are subjected to careful scrutiny. In the description of native life,
the author tried, as far as possible, to reconstruct elements which had been modified or
overwhelmed by European contacts thereby showing more distinctly the course of
acculturation. The following topics are discussed at length in this book: physical
environment, life cycle, marriage and kinship institutions, economic and political
organizations, religious and magical practices, and of particular interest, ceremonies
attending the birth of twins and the performances of the prophets.
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
Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of London Includes
bibliographical references (p. 289) and index The KIKA which had been designated as 'clan'
by the author is indexed for Clan (614)
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.
Robert Lee ; 1959
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)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Ganda (African people)