Du Toit, Brian M., 1935-. The isangoma: an adaptive agent among the urban Zulu

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

Title: The isangoma: an adaptive agent among the urban Zulu

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Anthropological quarterly -- Vol. 44, no. 2

Published By: Original publisher Anthropological quarterly -- Vol. 44, no. 2 Washington: Catholic Univ. of America Press [etc.]. 1971. 51-65 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Brian M. Du Toit

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 Comparative evidence (171); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Magicians and diviners (791); Medical personnel (759); Magic (789); Prayers and sacrifices (782);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is the work of a professional anthropologist who worked with a primarily Zulu urban population. Its main focus is to outline the roles and functions of traditional spiritual specialists in modernizing Africa. These various specialists engage in diagnosis and treatment of physical and psychic ailments; but this is only one aspect of their work, which is more generally the practice of helping clients to live in harmony within their spiritual, natural, and social environment. As such, these specialists continue to be important resources to people at all levels of education and are not readily being replaced by specialists in western medicine.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 33

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. fx20-033

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 1969

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. Jan Simpson ; John Beierle ; 1979

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1969

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

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


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