Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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Q Philosophy and Religion
Use all Q* codes for: academic, specialist and general adult titles. DO NOT USE: code ‘Q’ itself, but select specific categories from section Q*. QRA* and QRV* codes should be used with other QR* codes to denote which particular religion.
See also: VX* Mind, body, spirit and its subcategories
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QR Religion and beliefs
QRR Other religions and spiritual beliefs
Use for: works about living religions and their beliefs, mythologies, practices, stories, rituals, etc. Use with: other Q* codes and PLACE 1* Qualifiers as appropriate
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QRRB Baha’i
QRRC Jainism
QRRD Sikhism
QRRF Zoroastrianism
QRRL East Asian religions
QRRM Afro-American religions
Class here: Candomblé, Umbanda, Quimbanda, Voodoo, Voudou, Spiritual Baptist, Espiritismo, Hoodoo, Rastafari. Use for: Variations of African Religions in the Americas or African diasporic religions
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QRRN Traditional African religions and spiritual beliefs
Use for: works on the living and traditional belief systems of African peoples including their mythologies, pantheons, gods and spirits, creation or origin myths, stories, legends, practices, rituals, traditional healers, etc. Use with: PLACE 1* Qualifiers to indicate a particular tradition
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QRRT Other indigenous, ethnic and folk religions and spiritual beliefs
Use for: works, when there is no more specific code, on religions and spiritual beliefs, including their mythologies, pantheons, gods and spirits, creation or origin myths, stories, legends, practices, rituals etc. Use with: PLACE 1* or LANGUAGE 2* or 5P* INTEREST Qualifiers to indicate a particular tradition
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QRRV Animism and Shamanism
Class here: natural religion, nature worship, Fetishism, totemism. Use for: studies of these spiritual beliefs, associated rituals, practices, stories, mythologies etc. Use with: PLACE 1* Qualifiers to indicate a particular tradition.
Prefer: VXWS for more popular approaches
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