Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan), 1902-1973. SANZA, a characteristic feature of Zande language and thought

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

Title: SANZA, a characteristic feature of Zande language and thought

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Essays in social anthropology

Published By: Original publisher Essays in social anthropology London: Faber and Faber. 1962. 204-228 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication E. E. Evans-Pritchard

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Azande (FO07)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Vocabulary (192); Sociolinguistics (195); Semantics (196); Gestures and signs (201); Literature (538); Literary texts (539);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Enlarging upon the findings from his book 'Witchcraft, Oracles, and Magic Among the Azande,' Evans-Pritchard elucidates in some depth the semantic and social significance of a speech pattern correlating with those interpersonal relationships where latent hostility, suspicion, or distrust are built-in. Whenever there is potential strain or conflict between kin and non-kin, conversational patterns may often fall into the SANZA category. SANZA is a circumlocutory form of speech or action in which words and gestures have hidden meanings different in quality from their manifest meanings. Individuals will thus conceal their malicious, derisive, contemptuous intent toward others by speaking with sarcasm, irony, innuendo, or in a joking or allegorical style. To the listener the speech appears emotionally neutral, but to the speaker it is a compensatory release or outlet for his anger or ill-will toward someone. SANZA thought, which is seen even in proverbs, folk myths, a humor, etc. relates closely to the witchcraft theme in Zande philosophy; and both patterns, according the author, may derive from the sharply authoritarian or hierarchical nature of Azande social structure which limits free or open expression of emotions toward others.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 59

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. fo07-059

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: Because of the complexity and varied connotations and uses of the concept of SANZA, it was not possible to index the relevant passages for a single OCM category, or even a pair of categories. Category 195 was selected as the predominant category, but categories 192, 196, 201, 538, or 539 are also used depending on the context.

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1926-1930

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 Social Anthropologist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Gilbert Winer ; Robert O. Lagacé ; 1968-1969

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) Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Central African Republic; Africa

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


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