Price-Williams, D. R.. A Case study of ideas concerning disease among the Tiv

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

Title: 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. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication 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. Tiv (FF57)

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.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 29

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. ff57-029

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

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 1959

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 Psychologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Robert O. Lagacé ; 1962

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

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)

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