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Folk psychology of the Javanese of Ponorogo
Published By: Original publisher
Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International.
1978 [1982 copy]. 3, 10, 671 leaves ill.
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by Jerome Weiss
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2019. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Personal names (551);
Revelation and divination (787);
Magicians and diviners (791);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
“Behavior that is usual for an actor is explicable in terms
of personality structures and biological makeup; and behavior that is unusual is explicable
in terms of factors that are external to personality, biological makeup, and normal
ego-consciousness. However, external factors cannot influence an actor’s behavior unless he
is weak, spiritually or mentally, or possess no Javanese science that he can put into
practice.” (p. 571) This statement briefly summarizes the position of J. Weiss as he
concludes an intensive analysis of folk psychology of Javanese in the town of Ponorogo. His
study includes an investigation of behavior and personality as Javanese concepts; structure
and formation of the biological base (of the Javanese concept of personality); knowledge,
science and power: Javanese epistemology; mental states; Javanese folk psychiatry;
personality diagnosis; ideal and deviant behavior. Weiss also includes an index containing
a summary of Javanese notions and customs regarding death and afterwards. Pp. 634-638 have
been retyped by HRAF because of mechanical problems.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
UM 78-1571 Thesis (Ph.D.)--Yale University, 1978
Includes bibliographical references
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Del Childs ; 1982
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
city of Ponorogo in east Central Java; village
16 km. southeast of Ponorogo, Java, Indonesia
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Javanese (Indonesian people)