Bodenstein, W.. A present day Zulu philosopher

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

Title: A present day Zulu philosopher

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Africa -- Vol. 30

Published By: Original publisher Africa -- Vol. 30 London: Oxford University Press. 1960. 166-180 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By W. Bodenstein and Otto F. Raum

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 Informants (115); Mythology (773); Sacred objects and places (778); Ethnobotany (824); Ethnosociology (829);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source is a discussion of the Zulu philosopher, Laduma Madela, who was also one of the principal informants of Axel-Ivar Berglund (document 8). The authors interviewed him a number of times during the course of two years and acquired from him a lengthy and 'vivid account' of the Zulu creation myth with much of the philosopher's own interpretation and prophecy included. The source covers both the description of an interesting Zulu philosopher and lightning doctor and the relation of the Zulu creation mythology to Laduma Madela's philosophy about the present day social structure, what it is that is wrong with it and how it should change.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 27

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. fx20-027

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 English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1957-1959

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 Physcian, Ethnologist-5

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

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1906-1959

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

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


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