ERIC Number: ED044998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
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Outline of Cultural Materials.
Murdock, George Peter; And Others
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)
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 Company, 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, Volume I, 4th revised edition