Aginsky, Bernard W. (Bernard Willard), 1905-. Population control in the Shanel (Pomo) Tribe

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

Title: Population control in the Shanel (Pomo) Tribe

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph American sociological review -- Vol. 4, no. 2

Published By: Original publisher American sociological review -- Vol. 4, no. 2 Albany, N.Y. [etc.]: American Sociological Association [etc.]. 1939. 209-216 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Burt W. Aginsky

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Pomo (NS18)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Functional and adaptational interpretations (182); Diet (262); General character of religion (771); Magic (789); Conception (842); Abortion and infanticide (847);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The material in this source, written by B. W. Aginsky, a professional anthropologist then at New York University, is devoted almost in its entirety to Hopland Valley Pomo beliefs about conception and techniques of birth control of both a magical and mechanical nature. Information is also given regarding abortion and infanticide. The author attempts to show how the scarcity of food among the Pomo in the early days of their history led to a development of various techniques of birth control in order to keep the population reduced to such a degree that there would be adequate food for all. This in turn, according to Aginsky, influenced to some degree Pomo religious beliefs and practices.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 10

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. ns18-010

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1934-1936

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 ; 1960

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

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Hopland Valley Pomo (Shanel), California, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Pomo Indians


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