Fortes, Meyer. Communal fishing and fishing magic in the northern territories of the Gold Coast

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Title: Communal fishing and fishing magic in the northern territories of the Gold Coast

Published in: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland -- Vol. 67

Published By: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland -- Vol. 67 London: [s.n.], 1937. 131-142 p.

By line: Meyer Fortes

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Tallensi (FE11)

Subjects: Fishing (226); Fishing gear (227); Annual cycle (221); Diet (262); Organized ceremonial (796); Magic (789); Weapons (411); Burden carrying (482); Gender status (562); Labor and leisure (461); Woodworking (322); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Revelation and divination (787); Taxation and public income (651); Status, role, and prestige (554);

Abstract: This source examines the social structure of communal fishing among the Tallensi and the extent of the ensuing relations beyond the fishing itself. Attention is paid to fishing methods, ownership of the fish pools, division of the catch, and propitiatory magic and ritual. The author was currently William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge.

Document Number: 6

Document ID: fe11-006

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1934-1935

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1957

Coverage Date: 1934-1937

Coverage Place: Tongo village, Ghana

LCSH: Tallensi (African people)

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