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CULTURAL CONTEXT - Humanities

Field label
CULTURAL CONTEXT
Field mnemonic
CUC
Field name
  • Cultural Context
  • Contexte culturel
Field definition
This field indicates the original historical, social, economic, religious or other cultural context of the object. A description of the ritual significance or connection with religious or social ceremonies may be included.
Status
Strongly recommended for uploading to Artefacts Canada.
Heading
DESCRIPTIVE FIELDS
Comments
Edits were made to this field in May 2010. Data entry rules were made more precise, and harmonized with those recommended in Cataloging Cultural Objects: A Guide to Describing Cultural Works and Their Images. By Murtha Baca, Patricia Harpring, Elisa Lanzi, Linda McRae, and Ann Whiteside. Visual Resources Association. Chicago: American Library Association, 2006. Website: http://www.vrafoundation.org/ccoweb/index.htm (accessed 2010-03-05).
Entry rules
Enter user-defined keywords to describe the original cultural context. Multiple entries are allowed. For generic terms, generally use the singular form; where the singular is inappropriate, use the plural. Capitalize proper names; for other terms, use lowercase. Avoid abbreviations. Use terminology in the language of the catalogue record. Use diacritics as required. Uncertain data should be followed by space and "?".
Cataloguers rules
See also, Culture (CU).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • Sun Dance
  • tourism
  • trade
  • initiation ?
  • feasts
  • trapping
  • warfare
  • danse du soleil
  • tourisme
  • commerce
  • initiation ?
  • rituel
  • rite nuptial
  • profession religieuse
  • guerre
Discipline
  • History
  • Ethnology
Source
  • History Task Force
  • Ethnology Task Force
  • Cataloging Cultural Objects: A Guide to Describing Cultural Works and Their Images. By Murtha Baca, Patricia Harpring, Elisa Lanzi, Linda McRae, and Ann Whiteside. Visual Resources Association. Chicago: American Library Association, 2006. Pages 215-226. Website: http://www.vraweb.org/ccoweb/cco/about.html (accessed 2013-10-28).
Field label (French)
CONTEXTE CULTUREL
Field mnemonic (French)
CCU

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