Fabian, Stephen Michael. Space-time of the Bororo of Brazil

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

Title: Space-time of the Bororo of Brazil

Published By: Original publisher Gainesville, Fla.: University Press of Florida. 1992. xiii, 253 p. ill., maps (including a fold-out map)

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Stephen Michael Fabian

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Bororo (SP08)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Literary texts (539); Moieties (616); Mythology (773); Ordering of time (805); Ethnometeorology (821); Puberty and initiation (881);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The focus of this book is Bororo ethno-astronomy and calendrical knowledge as they are expressed in social and spatial organization and in myth and ritual. The first two chapters present the text and subsequent analysis of a Bororo myth dealing with the culture hero Toribugu. Fabian believes that this myth gives a meaningful view of the Bororo by the Bororo themselves. Chapters three to five provide an orientation to Bororo concepts of space and time, while chapter six discusses the Sun and Moon as mythical heroes and celestial bodies of great importance to the Bororo and through whom space and time merge. Chapter seven deals with Bororo beliefs about the stars as a paradigm of order. Other significant celestial phenomena are described in chapter eight and in a detailed table in Appendix A. Chapter eight also further develops certain theories concerning Bororo time concepts. The final chapters of this work discuss the role of the village in the relationship of space, time, nature and society, in which the inherent integration of structural and processual elements of Bororo society and culture is made evident (p. 15).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 10

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. sp08-010

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. 235-245) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document Jan.-Oct. 1983 (p. 7)

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 ; 1994

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). ca. 1983

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Garçukas village, Mato Grosso, Brazil (p. 9)

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Bororo Indians

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