Ames, Michael McLean. Magical-animism and Buddhism: a structural analysis of the Sinhalese religious system

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

Title: Magical-animism and Buddhism: a structural analysis of the Sinhalese religious system

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of Asian studies -- Vol. 23

Published By: Original publisher Journal of Asian studies -- Vol. 23 Ann Arbor, Michigan: Association for Asian Studies. 1964. 21-52 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Michael M. Ames

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1997. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Sinhalese (AX04)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF General character of religion (771); Theological systems (779); Prophets and ascetics (792);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this article, Ames subjects the total religious system of the Sinhalese of Sri Lanka to a systematic structural analysis. According to the author's outline, he discusses the central religious ideals of Theravada Buddhism, how these ideals are put into practice, and the problems involved in implementing these practices.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

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. ax04-003

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. 49-52)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document January 1959-December 1960

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. Dubravka Schmalzbauer ; Sarah Bridges ; 1969-1973

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) 'Gokanna' town and 'Rohanagama' village, southern Sri Lanka

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Sinhalese (Sri Lankan people)


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