Pineda Giraldo, Roberto. Aspects of magic in La Guajira

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

Title: Aspects of magic in La Guajira

Published By: Original publisher Bogota: [s.n.]. 1947 [1950]. HRAF ms: iii, 180 p. [Original: x, 164 p.]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Roberto Pineda Giraldo

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Goajiro (SC13)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Theory of disease (753); Magical and mental therapy (755); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Revelation and divination (787); Eschatology (775); Spirits and gods (776); Organized ceremonial (796); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Magic (789);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document deals with religion, shamanism and magic among the Guajiro. Included in the account is information on ceremonies and rituals, charms, magico-medical practices, divination, beliefs about rain, and the initiation and training of shamans. Some material is also offered on beliefs about the spirits of the dead particularly in relation to sickness, and funerals. There is also material concerning Goajiro divinities, regulation of sexual behavior, feuds and sanctions for violation of legal norms, and beliefs about conception and factors influencing embryonic development. The author is an ethnologist who did field work among the Goajiro.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. sc13-002

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 translation from Spanish

Note: Translation of: [Aspectos de la Magía en la Guajira] Includes bibliographical references Translated for the HRAF files by Sydney Muirden

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1947

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. Betty Potash ; 1961; John Beierle; 2011

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1947

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) La Guajira Peninsula, Colombia, South America

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Goajiro Indians


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