Wallace, Anthony F. C.. Mentaweian social organization

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Title: Mentaweian social organization

Published in: American anthropologist -- n.s., Vol. 53

Published By: American anthropologist -- n.s., Vol. 53 Washington, etc.: American Anthropological Association, etc., 1951. 370-375 p.

By line: By Anthony F. C. Wallace

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Mentawaians (OD09)

Subjects: Reviews and critiques (114); Regulation of marriage (582); Residence (591); Adoption (597); Clans (614); Community structure (621); Illegitimacy (848);

Abstract: In this document Wallace critiques Warner Muensterberger's treatment of Mentawaian social organization and offers a reinterpretation of the basic structure of Mentawaian society. Some relatively minor criticisms are also leveled at the interpretations given to Mentawaian social organization by Loeb and Murdoch.

Document Number: 8

Document ID: od09-008

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 375)

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 1999

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: North and South Pagai, Mentawai Islands, west of Sumatra, Indonesia

LCSH: Mentawai (Indonesian people)


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