Albert, Ethel M.. Women of Burundi: a study of social values

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

Title: Women of Burundi: a study of social values

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Women of tropical Africa, edited by Denise Palume

Published By: Original publisher Women of tropical Africa, edited by Denise Palume London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1963. 179-215 p., 4 plates

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Ethel M. Albert

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. Barundi (FO58)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Gender status (562); Castes (564); Ethics (577); Political intrigue (662); Poverty (735); Classes (565); Territorial hierarchy (631); Chief executive (643); Lineages (613); Regulation of marriage (582); Status, role, and prestige (554); Family relationships (593); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Polygamy (595); Eating (264); Division of labor by gender (462); Gift giving (431); Sanctions (681); (818); Social relationships and groups (571);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Using as the central core of her study the Rundi ideals of the acquisition of political power and authority, wealth (in the form of cows, land, material goods, money, and the things it can purchase), respect and love from one's dependents, and elegance of appearance, manners and material possessions, the author attempts to show how a woman in Rundi society, despite her low social status, may achieve these goals through careful manipulation of her 'environment,' providing that she starts with a common denominator of relatively high caste position, intelligence and just plain luck. The author, a professional anthropologist, also presents a detailed study of the various social roles played in the society by a woman as mother, wife, co-wife (in a polygynous union), mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and unmarried girl. Caste differences in status are also clearly indicated here. The author did her field work for this study under a Fellowship grant from the Ford Foundation, African Program, between March 1956 and July 1957.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 4

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. fo58-004

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: Footnotes appearing in the text will be found in category 116, pp. 214-215. Data on the disciplining of inferiors by superiors has been placed in category 681.

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1956-1957

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 ; 1965

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1956-1963

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

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


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