Nimmo, Harry. Magosaha: an ethnology of the Tawi-Tawi Sama Dilaut

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

Title: Magosaha: an ethnology of the Tawi-Tawi Sama Dilaut

Published By: Original publisher Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press. 2000. x, 261 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication H. Arlo Nimmo

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2020. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Sama-Bajau (OA08)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Location (131); Topography and geology (133); Settlement patterns (361); Boats (501); Navigation (502); Dwellings (342); Fishing (226); Fishing gear (227); Marine hunting (225); Household (592); Extended families (596); Annual cycle (221); Division of labor by gender (462); Diet (262); Marine hunting (225); Inter-community relations (628); Kin relationships (602); Labor supply and employment (464); Mutual aid (476); Gift giving (431); Religious denominations (795); Priesthood (793); Burial practices and funerals (764); Mourning (765); Theory of disease (753); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Revelation and divination (787); Medical therapy (757); Ethnopsychology (828); Spirits and gods (776); Animism (774); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Cult of the dead (769); Organized ceremonial (796); Music (533); Musical instruments (534); Dance (535); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is an exploration of the cultural and economic forces underlying the seasonal migration of the traditional boat-dwelling Sama-Bajau communities of the Sulu Archipelago. The central theme is that many cultural changes over four decades are due to the combined effects of increased commercialization of local sea and forest products, expansion of Islam into the islands, armed rebellion by local Islamist groups against the Philippine government, and military occupation. By 1997, the islands had attracted upscale tourist facilities and lucrative investments in maritime resources. In adjusting to these forces of modernity and globalization the Sama-Bajau lost core aspects of their material culture, most notably their boat-houses and traditional fishing techniques. They nevertheless managed to maintain their distinctive worldview and their manner of honoring and relating to ancestors.

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. oa08-003

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 252-256) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1963, 1965-1967, 1977, 1982, 1997

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 Anthropologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1963-1997

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Tawi-Tawi province, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Philippines

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Bajau (Southeast Asian people)--Philippines--Tawitawi//Ethnology--Philippines--Tawitawi//Tawitawi (Philippines)--Social life and customs


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