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Human Relations Area Files, inc

Works: 1,828 works in 2,587 publications in 3 languages and 54,131 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Bibliographies  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Maps  Dictionaries  Ethnographic maps  Atlases  Classification  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Other, Publisher, Editor
Classifications: H1, 300.5
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Laos; its people, its society, its culture by inc Human Relations Area Files( Book )

20 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outline of cultural materials by inc Human Relations Area Files( Book )

40 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First developed as a tool for the Cross-Cultural Survey, an organization established in 1937 by the Institute of Human Relations at Yale University, this topical outline serves as the key to the assembling and classification in the files of the basic information on a sample of the peoples of the earth. With the ultimate objective of organizing in readily accessible form the available data on a statistically representative sample of all known cultures--primitive, historical, and contemporary--for the purpose of testing cross-cultural generalizations, the outline uniformly classifies material according to seven basic criteria among 79 major divisions of cultural background information. They include: (1) patterned activity, (2) circumstance, (3) subject, (4) object, (5) means, (6) purpose, and (7) result. The actual materials, meant to be used by those concerned with human behavior in broad perspective, are available on microfilm at a number of educational institutions as well as at Yale in the original files. An index of cultural terms is provided. For a companion document see fl 002 033. (rl)
Atlas of world cultures : a geographical guide to ethnographic literature by David H Price( )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnic groups of mainland Southeast Asia by Frank M LeBar( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1988 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of world cultures( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reference set lists and describes more than 1,500 global cultures. Based on research of social scientists, it is the source for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture. Its cross-cultural perspective meets high school curricular requirements for world studies and social sciences
Encyclopedia of diasporas : immigrant and refugee cultures around the world by Melvin Ember( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty-nine thematic and comparative essays comprise three sections: diaspora overviews, topical articles (arts, politics and identity, global cities, and types of diasporas), and fifty-eight cultural portraits of specific communities
Behavior science notes( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of medical anthropology : health and illness in the world's cultures by Carol R Ember( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming more aware that we need to understand cultural variation in medical belief and practice. The more we know how health and disease are managed in different cultures, the more we can recognize what is 'culture bound' in our own medical belief and practice. The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is unique because it is the first reference work to describe the cultural practices relevant to health in the world's cultures and to provide an overview of important topics in medical anthropology. No other single reference work comes close to marching the depth and breadth of information on the varying cultural background of health and illness around the world. More than 100 experts--anthropologists and other social scientists--have contributed their firsthand experience of medical cultures from around the world."--Publisher's description
Encyclopedia of prehistory by Peter N Peregrine( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Encyclopedia of Prehistory, with regionally organized entries on each major archaeological tradition, is a comprehensive overview of human history from two million years ago to the historic period. Prepared under the auspices and with the support of the Human Relations Area Files, and an internationally distinguished advisory board, the encyclopedia is written by noted experts in the field and edited by Peter N. Peregrine and Melvin Ember. These volumes employ comparable units of description and analysis, making them easy to use and compare. Volume 8 focuses on South and Southwest Asia
Behavior science research( )

in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cross-cultural research( )

in English and No Linguistic content and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family in transition : a study of 300 Yugoslav villages by Vera St Erlich( )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. St. Ehrlich, a leading Yugoslav sociologist, seized the opportunity just before World War II to examine objectively the fast-vanishing style of life of Yugoslav peasants and villagers. This book, based on a widely distributed questionnaire and many interviews, provides a new picture, based on sympathetic understanding of family relationships and customs in 300 villages. The early chapters deal with the historical background of Yugoslavia and lay a groundwork for the assessment of the influence of centuries of Austrian and Ottoman domination, the brief years of independence, and the recent penetration of a money economy. Subsequent chapters explore attitudes and traditions relating to intra-family relationships.Originally published in 1966.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Korean and Japanese women : an analytic bibliographical guide by Hesung Chun Koh( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a selective bibliography and index of materials on Korean and Japanese women, their history, social and cultural patterns, sex roles, family and kinship patterns, and other characteristics. Designed to assist researchers in the systematic selection of information for descriptive or comparative research on Korean and Japanese women, the bibliography contains about 600 entries, including autobiographies, legal codes, books, journal articles, conference papers, and dissertations in English, Japanese, or Korean, issued between 1789 and 1979. Documents have been assigned identification numbers for convenient cross-reference, and are classified according to five main types of information: time, geographic location, unit of study, and data quality control factors (items about author background, research methodology, and nature of the data, which provide a means for evaluating materials reliability). Several indexes have been generated by combining categories from the information types. The bibliography consists of two books. Book one presents abbreviated citations by historical time periods and provides five analytical subject indexes; indexes of selected characteristics of a document's author, research design, and population under study; and author and title indexes. Book two provides complete bibliographic information and annotations for each document. (Author/MJL)
Jordan, Lebanon and Syria; an annotated bibliography by Raphael Patai( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Borneo, Brunei, Sarawak (British Borneo) by inc Human Relations Area Files( Book )

10 editions published between 1956 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetics of manhood : contest and identity in a Cretan mountain village by Michael Herzfeld( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cretan mountain-dwellers are in particular famous for their sustained resistance to Turkish rule and then to German occupation. Their values, well-expressed in the motto of the Cretan writer Kazantzakis--'I hope for nothing; I fear nothing; I am free'--made them heroes at times when such qualities were positively endorsed in a Greece fighting to escape foreign domination. Today inevitably they are frowned on; Cretan shepherds are now caricatured as 'goat thieves and knife pullers', a survival of primitivism outrageous in a modern state. Herzfeld's excellent and sensitive ethnography of the pseudonymous village and inhabitants of Glendi, a mountain village in central Crete, is concerned with just these attributes, the ways they are lived and reproduced among Glendiots."--Olivia Harris, Times Higher Education Supplement.--
Marriage, family, and kinship : comparative studies of social organization by Melvin Ember( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worldwide theory testing by Raoul Naroll( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature and use of the HRAF files, a research and teaching guide by Robert O Lagacé( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide is designed to give teachers and students an understanding of the Human Relations Area Files (hraf). The hraf Files are a collection of primary source materials on selected cultures representing all major areas of the world. In general, information on man's behavior, customs, and social institutions may be found in the Files. The guide also provides case examples of some particularly suitable uses of the files. Opening with "Study and Research Applications of the hraf Files," examples are given of the kinds of information retrievable in a cross-cultural or area search as well as suggestions for the information of other questions and ways of approaching the material. Another section on teaching applications includes use of the Files for training in research, for individual or class projects, and for the teachers' own preparation. Sections on the use and organization of the Files discuss methods for retrieving information based on the classification and indexing of information in the files, given a particular research problem, and describe the physical format of the files. Other components of the hraf system include an orientation film reference tools, and a computerized archive. A reference section and appendices containing research topics and explications of the system's technicalities conclude the guide. (Jh)
EHRAF world cultures by inc Human Relations Area Files( )

in English and German and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A systematically organized collection of thousands of books and articles on cultures from all regions of the world; provides information on particular cultures, ethnic groups, or immigrant groups, their beliefs and superstitions, or subjects such as political structure, architecture, kinship units, or settlement patterns. The information is organized by cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text documents are subject-indexed at the paragraph level
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Encyclopedia of diasporas : immigrant and refugee cultures around the world
Encyclopedia of diasporas : immigrant and refugee cultures around the worldEncyclopedia of medical anthropology : health and illness in the world's culturesEncyclopedia of prehistoryKorean and Japanese women : an analytic bibliographical guide
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