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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Controlling anger: the sociology of Gisu violence
Published By: Original publisher
Manchester [England] ; New York: Manchester University
Press, for the International African Institute, London ; Distributed in the USA and
Canada by St. Martin's Press. 1989. xi, 296 p. ill., map
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2004. 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
Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121);
Social relationships and groups (571);
Mode of marriage (583);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Kin relationships (602);
Parents-in-law and children-in-law (606);
Community heads (622);
Offenses against life (682);
Offenses against the person (683);
Property offenses (685);
Puberty and initiation (881);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This monograph is based on the author's fieldwork among the
Bagisu people of Central Bugisu, Uganda, from August 1965 to June l969. The main emphasis
in this work is to show the various ways in which violence presents itself in Bagisu life,
and the manner in which it is brought under control in the society. Most of the major
topics in this document, are related to violence and its repression. These topics include:
an account of the reputation of the Bagisu for violence leading back to early colonial
days; statistics on homicide; the association of violence with manhood and the expression
of anger; the ordeal of circumcision; behavior and treatment of witches and thieves;
inheritance; kinship; hostility management in the community; ancestor beliefs; joking and
avoidance behavior; and the establishment of new institutions to control violence, such as
the vigilante groups and the drinking companies.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 282-289) and
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
August 1965-June 1969
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.
John Beierle ; 2003
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Bugisu District, Mount Ellgon region,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Gisu (African people)