Price, Richard, 1941-. Two evenings in Saramaka

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

Title: Two evenings in Saramaka

Published By: Original publisher Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1991. xvi, 417 p. ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Richard Price and Sally Price ; with musical transcriptions by Kenneth M. Bilby

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Saramaka (SR15)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Verbal arts (5310); Music (533); Spirits and gods (776); Sexuality (831); Texts (900);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This work is largely a transcript of two evenings of folk-telling among the Saramakas. It is common for close family and friends to gather together on the last evening of a funeral and tell folktales. The Prices taped two such events during their initial fieldwork (1966-1968) and later had them transcribed (1986-1989). The intent was to convey in text the whole performance and not just the tale narrative. The text includes all interjections, diversions, jokes, songs, etc. In the introduction the Prices describe funerals and the convention of folktale performances. They also provide a synopsis for each tale and document their sources, variations, and other background information.

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. sr15-002

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

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 413-417)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1966-1968

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. Ian Skoggard ; 1997

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1968

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Suriname

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Saramacca (Surinam people)

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