Marshall, Lorna. !Kung Bushman religious beliefs

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

Title: !Kung Bushman religious beliefs

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Africa -- Vol. 32

Published By: Original publisher Africa -- Vol. 32 London: Oxford University Press. 1962. 221-252 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Lorna Marshall

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. San (FX10)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Literary texts (539); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Cosmology (772); Eschatology (775); Spirits and gods (776); Organized ceremonial (796);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This paper describes some of the religious beliefs of the !Kung San of the interior bands of the Nyae Nyae region of South West Africa. The article concentrates on the concepts of the gods and the spirits of the dead. The author points out changes in the concept of the Great God by comparing texts of old tales with current beliefs. Also included are a discussion of peoples' relations with the gods (the source of good and evil; supplication, etc.) and a description of the ceremonial curing dance. Comparisons with other San groups are made throughout. Some information is included on the medicine men.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 13

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. fx10-013

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

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 1952-1955

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. Joan Steffens ; 1963

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1952-1955

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Nyae Nyae region, Namibia and Botswana

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

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