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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
The Kogi: a tribe of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta,
Colombia. Vol. 2
Published By: Original publisher
Bogota: Editorial Iqueima. 1951. HRAF MS: 323 p.
[original: 319 p.]
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Literary texts (539);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This volume covers mainly mythology (in the form of
translated texts of myths, with some consideration given to variant versions), religion,
and the life-cycle. Reichel-Dolmatoff emphasizes the pervasive role of religion in the
society, and its impact upon personality development. But even more fundamental are the two
major themes which influence and are manifested in each of these cultural dimensions -
namely, food and sex. In the concluding chapter a general psychocultural interpretation of
Kogi life is presented through an analysis of the focal conflicts relating to food, sex,
and associated patterns of aggression. The appendix includes a quite interesting and useful
discussion of the author's field research methods and problems. In summary, this is a good
detailed, descriptive ethnography of a strikingly distinctive and unsual people and
culture. Comparative psychologists as well as anthropologists will find a fascinating body
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Component part(s), monograph
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English translation from Spanish
Translation of: Los Kogi : Una tribu de al Sierra
Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. Torno II.|The original Spanish text is not included The
bibliography, pp. 299-310, the subject index, pp. 302-305, and the index of place names for
the two volumes (this volume and 1: Reichel-Dolmatoff in this file), pp. 306-314, are
omitted in the translation Translated for the HRAF files by Sydney Muirden
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.
Sigrid Khera ; Robert O. Lagacé ; 1967-1968
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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)
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia
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