Lebra, William P.. Okinawan religion: belief, ritual, and social structure

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Title: Okinawan religion: belief, ritual, and social structure

Published By: [Honolulu]: University of Hawaii Press, [1966]. xiv, 241 p.: ill.

By line: [by] William P. Lebra

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Okinawans (AC07)

Subjects: Religious beliefs (770); Religious practices (780); Ecclesiastical organization (790);

Abstract: This is a comprehensive study of Okinawan religion. Lebra discusses Okinawan concepts of the supernatural, religious practices, religious specialists, and religious organization at the state, community, kin group, and household levels. According to Lebra, Okinawan religion is uncomplicated, highly pragmatic, and adaptable.

Document Number: 13

Document ID: ac07-013

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-238) and index

Field Date: 1953-1961

Evaluation: Ethnographer-4,5

Analyst: Ian Skoggard ; 2000

Coverage Date: 1875-1960

Coverage Place: Okinawa, Japan

LCSH: Ryukyuans


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