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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Murphy, Robert F. (Robert Francis),
Published By: Original publisher
Berkeley ; Los Angeles: University of California press.
1958. 1-154 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By Robert F. Murphy
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2003. 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
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Musical instruments (534);
Literary texts (539);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Aftermath of combat (727);
Theory of disease (753);
Magical and mental therapy (755);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The author, a professional anthropologist, describes the
past and present religious practices of the Mundurucu. In the course of this description,
some material is given on other aspects of the culture as they existed in the past, and the
effect is shown of White contact, both of missionaries and rubber traders. Included in the
work are descriptions of native ceremonies, shamanistic curing, witchcraft, and the texts
of 58 songs and folktales.
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. 145-146)
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.
James R. Leary; 1959
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)
Tapajós River area, State of Para,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings