Dumas-Champion, Françoise. La place de l'enfant dans la vie rituelle des Masa (Tchad)

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

Title: La place de l'enfant dans la vie rituelle des Masa (Tchad)

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal des africanistes -- Vol. 72, no. 1

Published By: Original publisher Journal des africanistes -- Vol. 72, no. 1 Paris: Société des africanistes. 2002. 73-103 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Françoise Dumas-Champion

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2020. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Masa (FI21)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Cosmology (772); Eschatology (775); Luck and chance (777); Conception (842); Childbirth (844); Difficult and unusual births (845); Childhood activities (857); Status of children (858);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Because of their liminal, pre-sexual status, children play a unique role in various Masa rituals that have to do with fertility, such as planting, marriages, funerals, and childbirth (especially of twins). Such events can be dangerous for the health, life, and fertility of adults. Hoever, because children are not able to procreate, they are not at risk from attack by malevolent spirits and shades that harm the fertility of humans, cattle, and crops.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 4

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. fi21-004

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in French

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 103)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1973-1985

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-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard; 2020

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1973-1985

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) northern Mayo-Kebbi Est region, Chad

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Masa (African people)

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