Beattie, John. Sorcery in Bunyoro

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

Title: Sorcery in Bunyoro

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Witchcraft and sorcery in East Africa by John Beattie and others, edited by John Middleton and E. H. Winter ; Foreword by E. E. Evans-Pritchard

Published By: Original publisher Witchcraft and sorcery in East Africa by John Beattie and others, edited by John Middleton and E. H. Winter ; Foreword by E. E. Evans-Pritchard London: Routledge and Paul. 1963. 27-55 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by John Beattie

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2003. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Banyoro (FK11)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Sorcery (754);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Sorcery expresses interpersonal conflicts and is most common between relatives and neighbors. It is not used as a political tool among chiefs or between chiefs and subjects, which Beattie attributes to the customary deference that subjects have for their chiefs. Women are often accused of sorcery. Beattie discusses different kinds of sorcery and gives four case studies. He concludes with his reasons for its practice.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 8

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. fk11-008

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

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 1951-1955

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. Ian Skoggard ; 2002

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1951-1955

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Western Province, Uganda

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


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