Scotch, Norman A., 1928-. Magic, sorcery, and football among the urban Zulu: a case of reinterpretation under acculturation

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

Title: Magic, sorcery, and football among the urban Zulu: a case of reinterpretation under acculturation

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Black Africa; its peoples and their cultures today, edited by John Middleton

Published By: Original publisher Black Africa; its peoples and their cultures today, edited by John Middleton New York: Macmillan Company. 1970. 248-252 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Norman A. Scotch

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 Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); Athletic sports (526); Magic (789); Sorcery (754);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source, the work of a professional anthropologist, discusses the ways beliefs in magic and sorcery have been re-worked in urban Durban in the context of competitive team sports. The author indicates that magic in this case continues to operate as a mediating factor in situations of stress, and alleviates interpersonal and intergroup antagonisms by displacing the apparent causes of success and failure.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 41

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. fx20-041

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 no date

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). not specified

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

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

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