Krige, Eileen Jensen, 1904-. Some Zulu concepts important for an understanding of fertility and other rituals

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

Title: Some Zulu concepts important for an understanding of fertility and other rituals

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Ethnological and linguistic studies in honour of N. J. van Warmelo, edited by the Ethnological Section

Published By: Original publisher Ethnological and linguistic studies in honour of N. J. van Warmelo, edited by the Ethnological Section Pretoria: Government Printer. 1969. 13-20 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Eileen Jensen Krige

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 Organized ceremonial (796); Music (533); Vocabulary (192); Magic (789);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source is concerned with defining and clarifying the usage of seven concepts related to Zulu ceremonial practices. It is the author's contention that an understanding of such concepts will show how seemingly disparate ceremonial behaviors such as puberty rites, fertility ceremonies, rituals concerned with driving off epidemics and pests, and curing rituals are connected by a few underlying principles. Krige argues that all these ceremonial behaviors are concerned with securing health and fertility (for humans, flora and fauna in their environment) through the singing of songs and the performance of acts to drive out evil.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 26

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. fx20-026

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1962

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-5

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

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1962

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

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


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