Passin, Herbert. Sorcery as a phase of Tarahumara economic relations

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

Title: Sorcery as a phase of Tarahumara economic relations

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Man -- Vol. 42

Published By: Original publisher Man -- Vol. 42 London: The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. 1942. 11-15 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Herbert Passin

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1997. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Tarahumara (NU33)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Sorcery (754);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This brief article discusses the practice of sorcery as an expression of hostility resulting from the evasion by individual Tarahumaras of traditional cultural obligations. Passin presents the theoretical view of sorcery as an expression of aggression, and gives several cases of the tension which results when Tarahumaras evade the ideal pattern of sharing econimic goods by concealing wealth from their neighbors. He further shows how this behavior results in social disapproval, fear of sorcery, and insecurity. These patterns of behavior are extended to other types of interpersonal aggression.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 7

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. nu33-007

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1938

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. George R. Bedell ; 1960

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

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Tarahumara Indians


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