Firth, Raymond, 1901-2002. The sociology of 'magic' in Tikopia

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

Title: The sociology of 'magic' in Tikopia

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Sociologus, n.s. -- Vol. 4

Published By: Original publisher Sociologus, n.s. -- Vol. 4 Berlin: Duncker and Humblot. 1954. 97-116 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Raymond Firth

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Tikopia (OT11)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Sorcery (754); Magic (789);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This paper consists of a description of Tikopian magic of 'production,' 'protection,' and 'destruction,' and discusses the changes in form and content of magic which occured between the time of the author's first field trip (1928-29) and his second (1952). The magic of 'production' in fishing is used as an example and several short fishing-magic formulae are presented. Health-magic and sorcery are dealt with more briefly.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 11

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. ot11-011

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 with German abstract

Note: Synopsis in German

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1928-1929, 1952

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. W.W. Stein

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) Tikopia Island, Solomon Islands

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Tikopia (Solomon Islands people)

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