Naff, Alixa. Belief in the evil eye among the Chriatian Syrian-Lebanese in America

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

Title: Belief in the evil eye among the Chriatian Syrian-Lebanese in America

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of American folklore -- Vol. 78, no. 307

Published By: Original publisher Journal of American folklore -- Vol. 78, no. 307 Boston ; New York: Published for the American Folk-lore Society by Houghton, Mifflin, and Co.. 1965. 46-51 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Alixa Naff

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Arab Americans (NK09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Sorcery (754); Magical and mental therapy (755); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Magic (789);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This short article describes the belief in the evil eye among the Christian Syrian-Lebanese in America and its gradual decline in the mid-twentieth century. The material for this study came from interviews with first generation immigrants made by the author in the summer of 1962. Naff examines the general nature of the evil eye, including it use as a causative agent in illness, and the various ways in which the affects of the evil eye can be nullified or prevented (e.g., through exorcism, use of charms, etc.).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 5

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. nk09-005

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.51)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1962

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 Historian, Sociologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1998

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). late nineteenth century - 1962

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) United States and eastern Canada

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Arab Americans


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