Appell, George N.. The Rungus Dusun

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

Title: The Rungus Dusun

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Essays on Borneo societies, edited by Victor T, King

Published By: Original publisher Essays on Borneo societies, edited by Victor T, King Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1978. 143-171, 234-241 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication 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 Arboriculture (245); Dwellings (342); Property in movables (422); Production and supply (433); Household (592); Kinship terminology (601); Community structure (621); Religious offenses (688); Theory of disease (753);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a good summary of G.N. Appell's dissertation (Appell 1965, document no. 1). He discusses the domestic family, including the developmental cycle and its jural and ritual status. He also discusses the Rungus kinship terminology, the long-house community, and village. According to Appell, the long-house has minimal jural and ritual status, although it may have served a greater role in the past as a necessary means of defense. The village controls the territory around it and a family's access to land is based on their residence in a village. According to Appell the village is not a kinship unit although kin are found there. Appell also discusses rights to trees and the unique 'tree-focussed descent collectivities.'

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. oc13-002

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. 234-241)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1959-1963

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-4,5

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). 1959-1963

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)


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