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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
The genuine Shona: survival values of an African
Published By: Original publisher
Gwelo, Rhodesia: Mambo Press. 1973. 205 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] Michael Gelfand
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2014. 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
General character of religion (771);
Magicians and diviners (791);
Revelation and divination (787);
Social personality (156);
Urban and rural life (369);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a study of values, particularly the moral values,
which have enabled the Shona to survive and to retain their basic identity over several
centuries in a hostile environment. The author discusses etiquette, ethics, and morality as
they are applied to concepts of brotherhood, family, and neighborliness. This book also
contains information on cosmology, religion, the spirit world, character, personality, and
marriage. The final chapter provides some interesting data on the urban Shona and the
changes in their culture.
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
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.
John Beierle; 1991
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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)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Shona (African people)--Social life and customs