Paul, Robert A.. The place of truth in Sherpa law and religion

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

Title: The place of truth in Sherpa law and religion

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of anthropological research -- Vol. 33

Published By: Original publisher Journal of anthropological research -- Vol. 33 1977. 167-184 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Robert A. Paul

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2004. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Sherpa (AK06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Drives and emotions (152); Crime (674); Sanctions (681); Offenses against life (682); Judicial authority (692); Initiation of judicial proceedings (694); General character of religion (771); Purification and atonement (783); Prophets and ascetics (792); Philosophy (812);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article discusses Sherpa concepts of guilt and conflict resolution which the author believes may differ in part because of different cultural conceptions regarding the ontological status of events. Paul points out that within Sherpa culture there are some operational systems at work which view world events from an objective standpoint, while others tend to define these same events as 'illusory ephmera' (p. 167). This article presents examples of each type and what happens when they come into conflict.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 9

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. ak06-009

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 (p. 183-184)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1966-1968

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. John Beierle ; 1991

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) Nepal

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Sherpa (Nepalese people)


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