Dentan, Robert Knox, 1936-. Semai response to mental aberration

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Semai response to mental aberration

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, Vol. 124, No. 1

Published By: Original publisher Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, Vol. 124, No. 1 'S - Gravenhage: Martinus Nijhoff. 1968. 135-158 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Robert Knox Dentan

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Semai (AN06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Personality disorders (158); Invalidism (734); (75); Ethnopsychology (828);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source presents a sociological analysis of the responses to mental aberration exhibited by the Senoi (Semai) of central Malaya. After a brief introductory section dealing with the authors approach to the data, the discussion turns to a study of the specific characteristics of the various diseases described in the text, beliefs about their origins, and methods of treatment. A theoretical analysis of the Senoi data in terms of the conceptual schemes proposed by Wallace, Merton and Lemert regarding their interpretation of mental aberration, concludes this work.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 24

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. an06-024

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1961-1963

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle; 1989

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1950-1963

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) central Perak and Pahang, Malaysia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Senoi (Southeast Asian people)

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