Book

Carib folk songs and Carib culture

University MicrofilmsAnn Arbor, Mich. • Published In 1989 • Pages:

By: Hadel, Richard.

Abstract
This work, resulting from an eleven month's stay in the Carib village of Seine Bight, Belize, is divided into two parts. The first part provides general background material on the Garifuna -- history, geography, social organization, subsistence, etc. -- while the second, the major part of this source, deals with Carib folk songs and how they reflect and reaffirm those specific values of the society that created them. The author's stated purpose in the text, however, is not to verify this assumption PER SE, but instead to learn something about the ethos of the Caribs through the context of their folk songs (p. v). Throughout this portion of the text the dominant themes of the folk songs are related to the major themes of Carib life as observed in Seine Bight. These findings were then compared with the results of a projective test -- a modified version of the Sacks Sentence Completion Test -- administered by the author to ten males in the village (see Appendix II, p. 346 ff.). The results of the projective test seem generally to support and confirm the conclusions reached from the analysis of the ethnographic data and folk song texts regarding cultural theme dominance in the society. The complete text of all songs discussed in this source will be found in categories 539 and 533, Appendix I, pp. 169-345.
Subjects
History
Traditional history
Nuptials
Mode of marriage
Basis of marriage
Rest days and holidays
Athletic sports
Spectacles
Labor supply and employment
Travel
Music
Dance
Literary texts
culture
Garifuna
HRAF PubDate
2005
Region
Middle America and the Caribbean
Sub Region
Central America
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist, Missionary-5
Analyst
John Beierle ; 1989-1991
Coverage Date
1970-1971
Coverage Place
Seine Bight, Belize
Notes
[by] Richard Eugene Hadel
UM73-00447
Includes bibliographical references (p. 358-360)
Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Austin, University of Texas at Austin, 1972
LCSH
Garifuna (Caribbean people)