Vilakazi, Absolom. Zulu transformations: a study of the dynamics of social change

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

Title: Zulu transformations: a study of the dynamics of social change

Published By: Original publisher Pietermaritzburg: University of Natal Press. 1962. x, 168 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Absolom Vilakazi

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Zulu (FX20)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Tests and schedules administered in the field (125); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); Cultural participation (184); Talent mobility (555); Gender status (562); Status, role, and prestige (554); Arranging a marriage (584); Household (592); Family relationships (593); Kin relationships (602); Lineages (613); Clans (614); Districts (634); Provinces (635); Religious denominations (795); Missions (797); Education system (871); Adolescent activities (883);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This study of the Nyuswa Reserve Zulu is based on fieldwork done in the mid-1950s by a Zulu anthropologist. It is the author's contention that '…Christianity and education which always went together have … been the most conspicuous factors of [culture] change' (p. 136). This theme recurs throughout the source as the author compares and contrasts Christians with those he call 'Traditionalists' or 'pagans.' The main topics covered in this study of social change are kinship and marriage, social organization, status and prestige, religious practices, and education.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

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. fx20-003

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: 'Originally presented as a PH. D. thesis to the University of Natal.' Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-165) Information on 'neighborhoods' and the headmen of neighborhoods within the reserve have been indexed for Districts (634)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1956-1957

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 Ethnographer, Indigene-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Eleanor C. Swanson ; Martin Malone ; 1979

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). ca.1688-1957

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Nyuswa Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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

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