Hockings, Paul. On giving salt to buffaloes: ritual as communication

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Title: On giving salt to buffaloes: ritual as communication

Published in: Ethnology -- Vol. 7

Published By: Ethnology -- Vol. 7 Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, 1968. 411-426 p.

By line: Paul Hockings

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2005. Computer File

Culture: Badaga (AW50)

Subjects: ORGANIZED CEREMONIAL (796); DOMESTICATED ANIMALS (231); PRAYERS AND SACRIFICES (782); THEORETICAL ORIENTATION IN RESEARCH AND ITS RESULTS (121); ETHNOBOTANY (824); AVOIDANCE AND TABOO (784);

Abstract: This source focuses on an analysis of the ceremonial events of the biannual (sometimes triannual) ritual of giving salt to the buffaloes. The author intends his analysis as a response to Wallace's (1966) argument that ritual is communication without information.

Document Number: 3

Document ID: aw50-003

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 426)

Field Date: 1962-1963

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Gerald Reid ; 1989

Coverage Date: 1962-1963

Coverage Place: Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu State, India

LCSH: Badaga (Indic people)

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