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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Fabian, Stephen Michael
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Literary texts (539);
Ordering of time (805);
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
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-245) and
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
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).
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.
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings