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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Price-Williams, D. R.
A Case study of ideas concerning disease among the Tiv
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Africa -- Vol. 32, no. 2
Published By: Original publisher
Africa -- Vol. 32, no. 2
London: International African Institute. 1962. 123-131 p.
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D. R. Price Williams
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1998. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Theory of disease (753);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This brief article deals with the manifestations in a
specific locale of Tiv conceptions of health, disease, and sorcery, and of related
therapeutic practices and practitioners. At the crux of these matters is a concept of
fundamental importance in Tiv culture, that of AKOMBO. This is a complex notion
incorporating a belief in magical forces as one of its essential facets. For purposes of
clarification, it may be useful if in conjunction with this article one also reads a more
general analysis of the AKOMBO concept such as that contained in 19: Bohannan and Bohannan,
pp. 85-90, this file.
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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.
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Component part(s), monograph
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Includes bibliographical references
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Robert O. Lagacé ; 1962
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Benue State, Nigeria
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Tiv (African people)