Hoernlé, Winifred , 1885-1960. Certain rites of transition and the conception of !Nau among the Hottentots

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

Title: Certain rites of transition and the conception of !Nau among the Hottentots

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Harvard African studies -- Vol. 2 (Varia Africana II)

Published By: Original publisher Harvard African studies -- Vol. 2 (Varia Africana II) Cambridge, Mass.: The African Department of the Peabody Museum of Harvard University. 1918. 65-82 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication A. Winifred Hoernlé

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Khoi (FX13)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Ethos (181); Puberty and initiation (881); Status and treatment of the aged (888); Organized ceremonial (796); Magical and mental therapy (755); Diet (262); Purification and atonement (783); Sacred objects and places (778); Avoidance and taboo (784); Theory of disease (753); Morbidity (164); Medical therapy (757); Pharmaceuticals (278); Burial practices and funerals (764);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document's brief descriptions of various 'rites de passage' as observed by and told to the author shortly before World War I. The various rites had survived in the main only in much reduced form and much information was derived only by questioning the oldest members of the group. Some material on the concept of '!Nau' or ritual impurity is included. General information on the 'rites de passage' has been indexed for 796, while specific information has been indexed for the appropriate subject terms.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

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. fx13-003

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 1912-1913

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. Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1958

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1900-1918

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

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


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