Loeb, Edwin Meyer, 1894-. Mentawei religious cult

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

Title: Mentawei religious cult

Published By: Original publisher Berkeley, Calif.: University of California. 1929. 185-247 p., plates 69-73

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Edwin M. Loeb

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Mentawaians (OD09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Animism (774); Eschatology (775); Spirits and gods (776); Sacred objects and places (778); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Avoidance and taboo (784); Revelation and divination (787); Priesthood (793); Organized ceremonial (796);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a study of various aspects of Mentaweian religious practices with a strong emphasis on the PUNEN system -- a series of religious festivals or ceremonies accompanied by sacrifices (usually of animals). Loeb describes in detail one of the major PUNEN held in conjunction with the founding of a new UMA or community house, and presents some limited data on a great variety of other PUNEN observed on other occasions in Mentaweian society. Of particular interest in this document is the listing of a number of Mentaweian taboos and omens.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 4

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. od09-004

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: Cover-title Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document March-July 1926

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. John Beierle ; 1999

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) Pageh (Pagai) Island group, Mentawei Islands, west of Sumatra, Indonesia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Mentawai (Indonesian people)


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