Hoernlé, Winifred, 1885-1960. Certain rites of transition and the conception of !Nau among the Hottentots

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Title: Certain rites of transition and the conception of !Nau among the Hottentots

Published in: Harvard African studies -- Vol. 2 (Varia Africana II)

Published By: Harvard African studies -- Vol. 2 (Varia Africana II) Cambridge, Mass.: The African Department of the Peabody Museum of Harvard University, 1918. 65-82 p.

By line: A. Winifred Hoernlé

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

Culture: Khoi (FX13)

Subjects: Ethos (181); Puberty and initiation (881); Status and treatment of the aged (888); Organized ceremonial (796); Magical and mental therapy (755); Diet (262); Purification and atonement (783); Sacred objects and places (778); Avoidance and taboo (784); Theory of disease (753); Morbidity (164); Medical therapy (757); Pharmaceuticals (278); Burial practices and funerals (764);

Abstract: This document's brief descriptions of various 'rites de passage' as observed by and told to the author shortly before World War I. The various rites had survived in the main only in much reduced form and much information was derived only by questioning the oldest members of the group. Some material on the concept of '!Nau' or ritual impurity is included. General information on the 'rites de passage' has been indexed for 796, while specific information has been indexed for the appropriate subject terms.

Document Number: 3

Document ID: fx13-003

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1912-1913

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1958

Coverage Date: 1900-1918

Coverage Place: South Africa

LCSH: Khoisan (African people)

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