Turnbull, Colin M.. The Mbuti Pygmies: an ethnographic survey

Table of Contents

Publication Information

Introduction

Source Material

Historical Sources

Contemporary Sources

Schebesta

Putnam

Orientation

Location

Tribal Groupings

Language

Origin And History

Physical Anthropology

Environment

The Archers (after Schebesta)

The Social Unit

Habitations

Furniture

Utensils

Dress And Ornamentation

Body Decoration

Care Of Body

Domestic Animals

Technology

Economic Life

Hunting

Gathering

Honey Gathering

Drinks, Narcotics, And Stimulants

Food Restriction

Trade

Social Life

Family Organization

Daily Life

Conception And Childbirth

Twins

Postnatal Care

Adolescence

Initiation

Marriage

Separation

Widowhood

Death, Funerals, And Mourning

Social Organization

Political Life

Authority

Relationship Between Bands

Relationships Between Bands And Villagers

Legal System

Intellectual And Artistic Life

Exact Knowledge

Rationalization

Art

Religious Life

The Chthonic God

Cult Practices

Death And Afterlife

Totem And Taboo

Magic

The Godhead

The Net Hunters (after Putnam)

The Social Unit

Habitations

Furniture

Utensils

Dress And Ornamentation

Body Decoration

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Care Of Body

Domestic Animals

Technology

Economic Life

Hunting

Gathering

Honey Gathering

Drinks, Narcotics, And Stimulants

Food Restrictions

Trade

Social Life

Family Organization

Daily Life

Conception And Childbirth

Twins

Postnatal Care And Adolescence

Initiation : Elima

Initiation : Nkumbi

Marriage

Divorce

Widowhood

Death, Funerals, And Mourning

Social Organization

Political Life

Authority

Relationships Between Bands

Relationships Between Mbuti And Villagers

Legal System

Intellectual And Artistic Life

Exact Knowledge Counting

Medicine

Rationalization

Art

Religious Life

The Chthonic God

Cult Practices

Death And Afterlife

Totem And Taboo

Magic

Evaluation

Orientation

Environment

The Social Unit

Economic Life

Social Life

Political Life

Intellectual And Artistic Life

Religious Life

The Mbuti-villager Relationship

Material Culture

Trade

Magical Practice

Dance And Festivity

Intermarriage

Ceremonial Attendant On Birth, Initiation, Marriage, And Death

Mbuti Values As Seen In Legend

1. Creation Myths: Legends Of Origin And Tradition

The Water And The Earth

The Sun And The Moon

The Pygmy And The Sun

How The Real People Began 1

2. Legends Dealing With Social Relations

3. Legends Dealing With Relationships To The Supernatural

Conclusions

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Title: The Mbuti Pygmies: an ethnographic survey

Published By: New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1965. 139-282 p., plates: ill.

By line: Colin M. Turnbull

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Mbuti (FO04)

Subjects: Culture summary (105);

Abstract: Originally presented as a thesis in 1956, this publication was supplemented and revised as a result of Turnbull's 1957-58 field experience. In one major respect it is a valuable addition to Turnbull's existing corpus of work: it offers extensive comparison of net-hunters, on whom Turnbull has concentrated, with the archer Mbuti, Schebesta's prime source.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: fo04-001

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Bibliography: p. 277

Field Date: 1951, 1954-1955

Evaluation: Ethnologist-4,5

Analyst: Adolph Hoehling ; John Beierle

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Ituri Forest, Democratic Republic of the Congo

LCSH: Bambute

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