Austen, Leo. Procreation among the Trobriand Islanders

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Title: Procreation among the Trobriand Islanders

Published in: Oceania -- Vol. 5

Published By: Oceania -- Vol. 5 1934. 103-113 p.

By line: [by] Leo Austen

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Trobriands (OL06)

Subjects: Ethnophysiology (827); Ethnobotany (824); Pregnancy (843);

Abstract: In this article, Mr. Austen discusses the sexual-physiological knowledge and beliefs of the Trobrianders, with particular stress upon their ideas of conception, pregnancy, and heredity. In doing so, he throws further light on one of the more interesting and controversial aspects of Trobriand culture. Austen was Assistant Resident Magistrate of the Trobriand Islands from 1931 to 1935.

Document Number: 13

Document ID: ol06-013

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1931-1935

Evaluation: Government Official-5

Analyst: Arthur Fields

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Kiriwina Island, Papua New Guinea

LCSH: Trobriand Islanders

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