Altschuler, Milton. The Cayapa: a study in legal behavior

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

Title: The Cayapa: a study in legal behavior

Published By: Original publisher Ann Arbor: University Microfilms, Inc.. 1965. [introductory vi], v, 250 p. map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Milton Altschuler

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Chachi (SD06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF (52); (58); Kinship terminology (601); Artificial kin relationships (608); Community structure (621); Sex and marital offenses (684); Burial practices and funerals (764); (79); (84); (85); ;

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The field work for this study was carried out among the Cayapa Indians of Esmeraldas Province in northwestern Ecuador, particularly those of the Punta Venado tribal group in the Río Camerones region. The author's main focus is on the area of Cayapa social control through law and government. This approach to the analysis of the data was based on the functional-realist approach to law propounded by E. Adamson Hoebel. In setting the stage for the functional interpretations, the author provides a very good summary of Cayapa culture and ecology. Five other chapters are devoted to discussions of social organization, courtship and marriage, deviancy and law in the area of sex relations (i.e., in regard to incest, adultery and polygyny), land, property and inheritance, and the Cayapa psychological dimension. A final chapter presents his conclusions on the interpretation of his data, generally in terms of the adaptation of Cayapa legal norms to changing patterns of social customs and behavior.

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. sd06-004

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: UM 65-995 Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Minnesota, 1964 Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-250) Information on the Afro-Ecuadorians of Esmeraldas Province has been marked for categories 171, 177 or 186 as appropriate.

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1959-1960

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 ; 1966 ; Ian Skoggard; 2012

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1908-1960

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Cayapas Basin, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Cayapa Indians


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