Shapiro, Judith R. (Judith Rae), 1942-. Ceremonial redistribution in Tapirapé society

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

Title: Ceremonial redistribution in Tapirapé society

Published By: Original publisher Belém: Museu Prarense Emílio Goeldi. 1968. 20 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Judith Shapiro

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Tapirapé (SP22)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Visiting and hospitality (574); Eating (264); Social relationships and groups (571); Moieties (616); Diet (262); Organized ceremonial (796); Friendships (572); Gift giving (431);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This paper begins with a commentary on the individualization of production and ownership in Tapirape society which is balanced by patterns of exchange, both of an ordinary day-to-day nature, and other forms connected with more formalized or ceremonial behavior. This article concentrates on the latter. Shapiro then examines ceremonial exchanges involving food, with particular reference to the 'feast groups' or tãtãopãwa, and then discusses the manner in which redistribution of private property such as weapons, household utensils, ornaments and other items of personal use, takes place in the society (p. 2).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 14

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. sp22-014

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English with summary in Portuguese

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 20)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1966-1967

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-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle; 2007

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1966-1967

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Tapirapé river area, far northeastern Mato Grosso state, Brazil

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Tapirapé Indians


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