Fortes, Meyer. Communal fishing and fishing magic in the northern territories of the Gold Coast

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

Title: Communal fishing and fishing magic in the northern territories of the Gold Coast

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland -- Vol. 67

Published By: Original publisher Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland -- Vol. 67 London: [s.n.]. 1937. 131-142 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Meyer Fortes

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Tallensi (FE11)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Fishing (226); Fishing gear (227); Annual cycle (221); Diet (262); Organized ceremonial (796); Magic (789); Weapons (411); Burden carrying (482); Gender status (562); Labor and leisure (461); Woodworking (322); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Revelation and divination (787); Taxation and public income (651); Status, role, and prestige (554);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source examines the social structure of communal fishing among the Tallensi and the extent of the ensuing relations beyond the fishing itself. Attention is paid to fishing methods, ownership of the fish pools, division of the catch, and propitiatory magic and ritual. The author was currently William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

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. fe11-006

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1934-1935

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. Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1957

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1934-1937

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Tongo village, Ghana

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Tallensi (African people)


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