H 2057 Social Life and Customs

 

BACKGROUND: The heading Manners and customs and the subdivision –Social life and customs under classes of persons, ethnic groups, and places are assigned to works on the customs, ways of living, and habits of people and places. This instruction sheet provides guidelines for assigning this heading and subdivision.

 

1. General. Assign the heading Manners and customs to general works of worldwide scope on customs, ways of living, etc., not limited to a particular place or group of people.

 

2. Places. Use the free-floating subdivision –Social life and customs under regions, countries, cities, etc., to works on the customs and habits of people in these places.

Do not subdivide headings of the type [place]Social life and customs by –History.

Further subdivide headings of the type [place]Social life and customs by established chronological subdivisions or by the free-floating century subdivisions listed under –Social life and customs in H 1140: –16th, [17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, or 21st] century. Assign century subdivisions only when they do not conflict with established subdivisions for specific time periods. Establish new subdivisions for other significant periods, usually covering forty years or more, under headings of the type [place]–Social life and customs where there is sufficient material to warrant it.

 

3. Classes of persons and ethnic groups. 

a. General. Use the free-floating subdivision –Social life and customs under classes of persons and ethnic groups, including Indians, to works on the ways of living, customs, etc., of these classes or groups.

Do not subdivide headings of this type by –History.

Further subdivide headings of the type [class of persons]Social life and customs and [ethnic group]Social life and customs by the free-floating century subdivisions listed under –Social life and customs in H 1100 and H 1103: –16th, [17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, or 21st] century. Do not establish other chronological subdivisions under this type of heading.

 

b. Nationalities. Use the free-floating subdivision –Social life and customs under headings for nationalities to works on the customs of these groups when they reside outside their native countries, for example, AmericansFranceParisSocial life and customs.

To works on the customs of a nationality within its own country, assign a heading of the type [place]Social life and customs.


4. Examples.

Title:   Customs of the world : a popular account of the manners, rites, and ceremonies of men and women in all countries.

650 #0 $a Manners and customs.

650 #0 $a Rites and ceremonies.

 

Title:   In pursuit of the American dream.

651 #0 $a United States $x Social life and customs $y 1971-

 

Title:   Glimpses of old Japan.

651 #0 $a Japan $x Social life and customs $y 1600-1868.

 

Title:   Indochinese in Lowell.

650 #0 $a Indochinese Americans $z Massachusetts $z Lowell $x Social life and customs.

651 #0 $a Lowell (Mass.) $x Social life and customs.

 

Title:   We're Czechs.

650 #0 $a Czech Americans $z Texas $x Social life and customs.

650 #0 $a Farm life $z Texas.

651 #0 $a Texas $x Social life and customs.

 

Title:   Social relations in Mendi.

650 #0 $a Mendi (Papua New Guinea people) $x Social life and customs.

650 #0 $a Ceremonial exchange $z Papua New Guinea.

651 #0 $a Papua New Guinea $x Social life and customs.

 

 

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