Outline of cultural materials

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Human Relations Area Files, Inc., 1982 - Self-Help - 247 pages
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Contents

MATERIAL NOT CATEGORIZED 10 ORIENTATION 101 Identification 102 Maps 103 Place Names
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Glossary 105 Cultural Summary 106 Coded Data 11 BIBLIOGRAPHY 111 Sources Processed 112 Sources Consulted 113 Additional References 114...
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Informants 116 Texts 117 Field Data 118 Fiction 12 METHODOLOGY 121 Theoretical Orientation 122 Practical Preparations
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About the author (1982)

George P. Murdock, an American anthropologist, studied both sociology and anthropology at Yale University under Albert G. Keller, who had been William Graham Sumner's most important student. The card file that Sumner used in preparing his famous Folkways, published in 1906, became Keller's, and under Murdock's guidance it ultimately became the basis for the Human Relations Area Files, a major database in the field of anthropology. Murdock's interest in cross-cultural analysis led to a number of books and to the journal Ethnology, which he founded in 1962. He taught at Yale University until 1960, when he went to the University of Pittsburgh, from which he retired in 1973.

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