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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Rounds, John C.
Curing what ails them: individual circumstances and religious
choice among the Zulu-speakers in Durban, South Africa
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Africa -- Vol. 52, no. 2
Published By: Original publisher
Africa -- Vol. 52, no. 2
London: Oxford University Press. 1982. 77-89 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
John C. Rounds
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Functional and adaptational interpretations (182);
Cultural participation (184);
Social relationships and groups (571);
Cult of the dead (769);
Spirits and gods (776);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Purification and atonement (783);
Revelation and divination (787);
Religious denominations (795);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This paper is concerned with the rise and development of
two religious movements among Zulu speakers in the Durban area of South Africa -- a
nativistic religion called 'the Zulu way', centered around spiritual healing, and the
Pentecostal religion, based on concepts of morality, sin, and salvation. Rounds compares
and contrasts these two religions and notes their many basic similarities. According to the
author differences between the two arise in the different postures taken toward the city
(Durban) and the different decisions made by individuals before conversion about the
permanence of their stay in the city. Converts to the nativistic religion were mostly
migrants, while converts to the Pentecostal congregation were generally immigrants.
'Activity at the nativist centre appeared to provide solutions to the problems which
confront any migrant, especially financial responsibility, maintaining links with home, and
the choice of suitable friends and entertainments. On the other hand, activity in the
Pentecostal congregation appeared to provide solutions to the parallel problems confronting
any immigrant to the city, especially a different and more burdensome financial
responsibility, the choice of a different set of friends and entertainment, and the lack of
firm guides to proper conduct in a potentially anomic situation' (p. 87).
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Language: Language that the document is written in
English with summary in French
Includes bibliographical references (p. 88)
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 ; 2004
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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)
Durban, South Africa
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Zulu (African people)