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Title:The Struggle for Identity - Cognitive Anthropology: Aspects of the Zaza Worldview
Abstract:Cognitive Anthropology as a means to combine linguistic and anthropological data is a useful framework to research a people group from the inside (mother tongue speaker) and the outside (ethnographer). During more than 15 years of anthropological-linguistic research on the worldview of the Zaza people some interesting aspects have occurred. Besides their split in two religious directions (Alevism; Sunnism), their linguistic diversity of at least three main dialect variants (Northern, Southern, Eastern/Central Dialect), and a background of a mixture of Animism, Parsism and mystic religions (Gnosticism; Dervish orders) one can find a richness of Armenian, Syrian-Orthodox, Nestorian, Jewish and other Christian cultural and linguistic influences on this people group. How has their contemporary worldview been informed by the past? Which influences have provided a path to the modern day social order of the Zaza people?
Contributor (author):Werner, Eberhard
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/54563
Extent:19 pages
Has Version (URI):oai:sil.org:54782
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/54563
Language (ISO639):eng
Subject:Zaza language
cognitive anthropology; worldview; religion; envy; evil eye; struggle for identity; social science
Subject (ISO639):zza
Type (DCMI):Text


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DateStamp:  2013-04-27
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Citation: Werner, Eberhard. 1996-2013. SIL Language and Culture Archives.
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