Hoernlé, Winifred , 1885-1960. The expression of the social value of water among the Naman of South-West Africa

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

Title: The expression of the social value of water among the Naman of South-West Africa

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph South African journal of science -- Vol. 20

Published By: Original publisher South African journal of science -- Vol. 20 Johannesburg: South African Association for the Advancement of Science. 1923. 514-526 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Mrs. R. F. A. Hoernlé (A. W. 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 Domesticated animals (231); Settlement patterns (361); Topography and geology (133); Disasters (731); Ethnogeography (823); Magic (789); Organized ceremonial (796); Mythology (773); Preventive medicine (751); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Puberty and initiation (881); Functional and adaptational interpretations (182);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article discusses the function of water among the Nama Hottentots. It describes native beliefs regarding the danger of water at life-crisis periods, and the use and taboo of water in ceremonies relating to these crises.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

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. fx13-006

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. James Leary ; 1958

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1900-1923

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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