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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Appell, George N.
The nature of social groupings among the Rungus Dusun of
Published By: Original publisher
[s.l.]: [s.n.]. . xi, 365, iv, xvii ill.
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G. N. Appell
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2002. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Rungus Dusun (OC13)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Offenses and sanctions (680);
Spirits and gods (776);
Religious practices (780);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a ethnography of a fairly remote Rungus Dusun
village in the Kudat Penninsula of northern Sabah state, Malaysia. The Rungus live in
villages of one to three longhouses. Although villages and longhouses are social and
political units, Appell argues that the domestic family is the main ritual, jural, and
corporate unit in Rungus society. He demonstrates this claim by examining the Rungus
marriage and residence patterns, and property system. A detailed analysis of Dusun spirits,
taboos, delicts, and suits also demarcate households as distinct units. He discusses the
impact the change to individual ownership of land will have on Dusun society. The appendix
includes a four-page glossary.
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.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
Thesis (Ph.D.) -- The Australian National University,
1965 Includes bibliographical references (Bibliography i-xvii) Maps not included: 1.1 and
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.
Ian Skoggard ; 2000
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)
Kudat District, Sabah, Malaysia
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Dusun (Bornean people)