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Métraux, Alfred 1902-1963

Overview
Works: 369 works in 1,152 publications in 7 languages and 10,068 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Pictorial works  Folklore  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Director, Editor, Collector, Translator, Author of introduction, Photographer, Creator, Honoree, Contributor
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The history of the Incas by Alfred Métraux( Book )

104 editions published between 1961 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 2,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voodoo in Haiti by Alfred Métraux( Book )

86 editions published between 1958 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A master work of observation and description about the lives and rituals of the Haitian mambos and adepts, and of the history and origins of their religion
Easter Island; a stone-age civilization of the Pacific by Alfred Métraux( Book )

32 editions published between 1944 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The native tribes of eastern Bolivia and western Matto Grosso by Alfred Métraux( Book )

21 editions published between 1942 and 1966 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnology of Easter Island by Alfred Métraux( Book )

33 editions published between 1917 and 1971 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths of the Toba and Pilagá Indians of the Gran Chaco by Alfred Métraux( Book )

20 editions published between 1946 and 1969 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'île de Pâques by Alfred Métraux( Book )

63 editions published between 1941 and 2009 in French and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religions et magies indiennes d'Amérique du Sud by Alfred Métraux( Book )

44 editions published between 1962 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haiti : black peasants and their religion by Alfred Métraux( Book )

25 editions published between 1957 and 1960 in 3 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La civilisation matérielle des tribus Tupi-Guarani by Alfred Métraux( Book )

13 editions published in 1928 in 4 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haiti : black peasants and voodoo by Alfred Métraux( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La religion des Tupinamba et ses rapports avec celle des autres tribus Tupi-Guarani by Alfred Métraux( Book )

21 editions published between 1928 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religions et magies indiennes d'Amérique du Sud. Édition posthume établie par Simone Dreyfus by Alfred Métraux( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in French and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire de la mission des pères capucins en l'isle de Maragnan et terres circonvoisins by Claude( Book )

15 editions published between 1963 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Oster-Insel by Alfred Métraux( Book )

9 editions published between 1957 and 1989 in German and Italian and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tupinamba : SO09( )

in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tupinamba was a collective term applied to a number of Tupí-Guarani speaking tribes in addition to the Tupinamba proper. Information on the Tupinamba is available from the sixteenth century until the mid-18th century, at which time they appear to have become extinct. The Tupinamba were widely dispersed along the Atlantic coast from southern Sao Paulo to the mouth of the Amazon River. Subsistence was based primarily on agriculture. This collection contains 27 documents and has a time focus from about 1550 to 1700 A.D
Les indiens de l'Amérique du Sud by Alfred Métraux( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in French and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goajiro : SC13( )

in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 14 documents, all in English, covers a variety of cultural, economic and environmental information, mostly on Guajiro communities in the La Guajira Peninsula in northern Colombia, based on fieldwork conducted at different times in 1920-1987. The basic and most comprehensive sources are the works of Virginia Gutierrez de Pineda and Roberto Pineda Giraldo, both of them Colombian ethnologists, who conducted fieldwork among the Guajiro in 1947. The first provides detailed descriptions of social organization including family system, life cycles, clan structure, social control and property system (Gutierrez de Pineda 1948). The second deals with religious believers and practices including major ceremonies and rituals, beliefs about rains, diseases and spirits, and divination, magic and related shamanistic practices (Pineda Giraldo 1947). The collection also includes an account by a Swedish traveler who visited Guajiro in three separate trips made in 1920, the 1930s, and 1955 (Bolider 1957). Although written for popular consumption, this book contains much valuable ethnographic data on aspects of Guajiro culture including names and naming practices, clothing, herding practices, property rights, social control and inter-clan feuds, life cycles and major ceremonials. The information in these anthropological and historical accounts is supplemented and updated by other works in the collection. Santa Cruz discusses the workings of the avunculate (Santa Cruz 1941) and culturally accepted strategies of improving social status (Santa Cruz 1960). Other themes include social groups and hierarchies (Watson 1967), Shamanistic practices and symbols (Perrin 1987), gender, marriage and sexuality (Watson-Franke 1987, Watson 1973), effects of urbanization on personality (Watson 1968) and family dynamics (Watson 1986), and culture-specific meanings of dreams (Watson 1981). Finally, the collection also includes a summary article, based on secondary data, on Guajiro culture and society (Armstrong and Métraux 1948). Themes covered include Guajiro history, subsistence, houses and villages, dress and adornment, manufactures, trade, socio-political organization, and life cycles
Mangareva; l'histoire ancienne d'un peuple polynésien. Mémoires ethnographiques conservés aux archives de la Congrégation des sacrés-cœurs de Picpus by Honoré Laval( Book )

11 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making a living in the Marbial Valley, Haïti; report by Alfred Métraux( Book )

7 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Voodoo in Haiti
Alternative Names
Alfred Métraux Amerikaans antropoloog (1902-1963)

Alfred Métraux etnologo francese

Alfred Métraux schweizerisch-US-amerikanischer Ethnologe

Alfred Métraux Swiss anthropologist

Métraux A.

Métraux, A. 1902-1963

Métraux, A. (Alfred), 1902-1963

Métraux, Alfred

Альфред Метро

アルフレッド・メトロー

Languages
French (281)

English (196)

Spanish (39)

Italian (28)

German (15)

Portuguese (2)

Latin (1)

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Voodoo in Haiti