ERIC Number: ED044997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Outline of World Cultures.
Murdock, George Peter
This outline supplements the topical classification of the "Outline of Cultural Materials" with a new outline organizing and classifying the known cultures of the world. The new system: (1) expedites the beginning of actual processing of information into the Human Relations Area Files, (2) permits excerpting of sources processed that pertain to cultures other than those for which files have been established, and (3) assures that societies selected for processing approach the ideal of a representative sample of the world's cultures. Thus, this outline is a reference to files of materials on 400 cultures covering eight geographical regions of the earth. Used in conjunction with the "Outline of Cultural Materials," researchers can locate data on a cross-section of the world's cultures in 79 major divisions of information pertaining to cultural background. A sample and index of world cultures are included. For the companion document see FL 002 066. (RL)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Behavior Patterns, Behavioral Science Research, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Centers, Cultural Differences, Cultural Interrelationships, Culture, Data Collection, Directories, Foreign Culture, Indexes, Information Retrieval, Resource Materials, Subcultures
Taplinger Publishing Co., 29 East 10th St., New York, N.Y. 10003 ($4.00)
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Authoring Institution: Human Relations Area Files, Inc., New Haven, CT.
Note: Behavior Science Outlines, 3rd revised edition