Pitts, F. R.
Lebra, William P.
Suttles, Wayne P.
Washington D.C.: National Research Council, Pacific Science Board, 1955.
8, 232 p.: ill., maps
[by] F.R. Pitts, William P. Lebra, and Wayne P. Suttles
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HRAF, 2000. Computer File
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Land use (311);
Internal trade (438);
Labor supply and employment (464);
Arranging a marriage (584);
Family relationships (593);
Kin relationships (602);
Community structure (621);
Form and rules of government (642);
External relations (648);
Aftermath of combat (727);
Status of children (858);
Techniques of socialization (861);
Education system (871);
This is a post-World War II description of Okinawan culture. It was
prepared by two ethnologists and a geographer under the auspices of the Pacific
Science Board of the National Academy of Science. The objective of the study was
to evaluate the impact of the American military occupation on Okinawan culture.
In order to document that impact, pre- and post-war culture patterns were
compared. The authors discuss social organization, political organization,
religion, economic activities, diet, land use and tenure, population trends and
health, and sanitary habits. In addition, they evaluate Okinawan-American
relations and provide recommendations for improving relations and for
stabilizing the Okinawan economy. The study was based on nine months of field
Document ID: ac07-003
Helen Gunsher Bornstein ; 1975
Ryukyu Islands, Japan