Appell, Laura W. R.. Menstruation among the Rungus: an unmarked category

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

Title: Menstruation among the Rungus: an unmarked category

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Blood magic : the anthropology of menstruation, edited, with an introduction by Thomas Buckley and Alma Gottlieb

Published By: Original publisher Blood magic : the anthropology of menstruation, edited, with an introduction by Thomas Buckley and Alma Gottlieb Berkeley: University of California Press. 1988. 94-112, 265-266, 314-281 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Laura W. R. 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 Information sources listed in other works (113); Gender status (562); Mode of marriage (583); Arranging a marriage (584); Family relationships (593); Menstruation (841); Transmission of cultural norms (867); Transmission of skills (868);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document According to Laura Appell, menstruation is an unmarked category in Rungus culture. Little attention is paid to it. Girls are totally uninformed and unprepared for it. There are no taboos surrounding it. It is not considered polluting. Menstruating women are not secluded. Appell attributes this lack of attention to gender symmetry in the Rungus culture. The document includes a 34-page bibliography on the ethnology of menstruation.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 11

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. oc13-011

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. 281-314)

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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