Du Bois, Cora Alice, 1903-. The people of Alor: a social-psychological study of an East Indian Island

Table of Contents

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Part 1 Introduction

Chapter 1 The Problem

An Elaboration By Abram Kardiner

Chapter 2 The Setting

Part 2 Psycho-cultural Synthesis

Chapter 3 Infancy: From Birth To Walking

The Confinement

Descent From The House

Going Back To Work.

Infant's Early Training

Conclusions

Chapter 4 Early Childhood: From Walking To Wearing A Loincloth

Walking

Feeding

Toilet Training

Bathing

Sex

Sleeping

Talking

Discipline

Tantrums

Residence

Conclusions

Chapter 5 Late Childhood: From Loincloth To Thoughts Of Marriage

Relation Of Food To Training For The Adult Role

Story Of The Wasteful Sons

Play, Privilege, And Responsibility

Children And Their Property

Discipline

Sex

Aggression

Status

Conclusions

Chapter 6 Adolescence, Marriage, And Sex

Tattooing For Girls

Growing Up For Boys

Tooth Blackening

Structure Of Marriage Finance

Entering Marriage Finance

Romance And Sex In Marriage

Incest

Ideas Of Procreation

Jealousy

Position Of Women

Conclusions

Chapter 7 Adults And Institutions

Status And Finance

Quarrels

Wealth Contests

War

Satellites

Skills

Finance And Esthetics

Spirit-bird Dance For A Drowned Man Called Lakamani

Dance For Village Guardian Spirit

Some Financial Pressures

Conclusions

Chapter 8 Some Psychological Aspects Of Religion

Death

Insanity

Burial

Sacrifices

The Hereafter

Good Beings

Masingbal And Dry Land Woman

Masingbal And His Son Metinglaug

Momau The Crow Being

Malignant Supernaturalism

Tale Of Witchcraft

Conclusions

Chapter 9 Some Personality Determinants In Alorese Culture

Childhood

Adolescence, Marriage, And Sex

Prestige And Personality

Religion And Personality

Part 3 Autobiographies

Procedure And Presentation

Chapter 10 Mangma The Genealogist

Autobiography

November 24, 1938

November 26, 1938

November 28, 1938

November 29, 1938

December 2, 1938

December 3, 1938

December 5, 1938

December 6, 1938

December 7, 1938

December 8, 1938

December 12, 1938

December 14, 1938

December 16, 1938

December 17, 1938

December 19, 1938

Analysis By Abram Kardiner

Chapter 11 Rilpada The Seer

Autobiography *

February 1, 1939

February 2, 1939

February 3, 1939

February 4, 1939

February 5, 1939

February 7, 1939

February 8, 1939

February 9, 1939

February 10, 1939

February 11, 1939

February 12, 1939

February 13, 1939

February 14, 1939

February 15, 1939

February 16, 1939

February 17, 1939

February 18, 1939

February 19, 1939

Rilpada's Dreams

Mother-father

September 18, 1938: No. 19

September 20, 1938: No. 41

September 20, 1938: No. 42

September 24, 1938: No. 60

September 26, 1938: No. 70

September 30, 1938: No. 82

October 5, 1938: No. 94

October 7, 1938: No. 99

October 8, 1938: No. 105

October 17, 1938: No. 120

Brother (senmani)

September 30, 1938: No. 79

October 4, 1938: No. 92

October 7, 1938: No. 101

October 18, 1938: No. 126

November 5, 1938: No. 131

Sister (kolfani)

September 28, 1938: No. 74

September 30, 1938: No. 81

October 9, 1938: No. 108

Brother And Sister

September 29, 1938: No. 76

Wife (lonseni)

October 1, 1938: No. 83

October 9, 1938: No. 107

October 9, 1938: No. 112

Miscellaneous

September 21, 1938: No. 51

October 6, 1938: No. 96

Analysis By Abram Kardiner

Chapter 12 Malelaka The Prophet

Autobiography

April 30, 1939

May 1, 1939

May 2, 1939

May 3, 1939

May 4, 1939

May 5, 1939

May 6, 1939

May 8, 1939

May 9, 1939

May 10, 1939

May 11, 1939

May 12, 1939

May 13, 1939

May 14, 1939

May 15, 1939

May 16, 1939

May 17, 1939

May 18, 1939

May 19, 1939

June 2, 1939

Analysis By Abram Kardiner

Chapter 13 Fantan The Interpreter

Autobiography

November 14, 1938

November 16, 1938

November 17, 1938

November 18, 1938

November 19, 1938

November 22, 1938

November 23, 1938

November 24, 1938

November 25, 1938

November 26, 1938

November 28, 1938

November 29, 1938

December 3, 1938

Miscellaneous Accounts

His Wife And Sister

April 25, 1938

His Sister Maraima

May 2, 1938

May 22, 1939

The Sale Of A Moko

May 30, 1938 To August 13, 1938

August 15, 1938

April 26, 1939

May 8, 1939

May 10, 1939

May 12, 1939

May 16, 1939

May 17, 1939

Fright

April 13, 1939

His Father's Grave

April 20, 1939

The Birth And Death Of His Child

March 23, 1939 To April 1, 1939

Analysis By Abram Kardiner

Chapter 14 Tilapada

Autobiography

December 13, 1938

December 15, 1938

December 17, 1938

December 19, 1938

December 20, 1938

December 21, 1938

December 22, 1938

December 23, 1938

December 24, 1938

December 26, 1938

December 27, 1938

December 28, 1938

December 29, 1938

December 30, 1938

December 31, 1938

January 3, 1939

January 4, 1939

January 5, 1939

January 6, 1939

January 9, 1939

Analysis By Abram Kardiner

Chapter 15 Lomani

Autobiography

March 11, 1939

March 12, 1939

March 13, 1939

March 14, 1939

March 15, 1939

March 16, 1939

March 17, 1939

March 18, 1939

March 21, 1939

March 22, 1939

March 23, 1939

March 24, 1939

Analysis By Abram Kardiner

Chapter 16 Kolangkalieta

Autobiography

March 25, 1939

March 26, 1939

March 27, 1939

March 28, 1939

March 29, 1939

March 30, 1939

March 31, 1939

April 1, 1939

April 3, 1939

April 4, 1939

April 6, 1939

April 7, 1939

Analysis By Abram Kardiner

Chapter 17 Kolmani The Seeress

Autobiography

April 12, 1939

April 13, 1939

April 14, 1939

April 15, 1939

April 16, 1939

April 17, 1939

April 18, 1939

April 19, 1939

April 20, 1939

April 21, 1939

April 22, 1939

April 23, 1939

April 24, 1939

April 25, 1939

April 26, 1939

Kolmani's Supernatural Experiences

Analysis By Abram Kardiner

Chapter 18 Conclusions To The Autobiographies

Pait 4 Descriptive Norms And Ranges

Chapter 19 Results Of The Porteus Maze Tests

Chapter 20 Word Associations

Chapter 21 Children's Drawings

Chapter 22 Rorschach's Experiment And The Alorese

Procedure

Quantitative Results Of The Test Findings

Interpretation Of Affectivity

Untitled Section: ...

The “specific” Reactions

The Black Color-shock

The Black And White Responses

Color-form And Primary Color (cf And C)

Form-color (fc)

Variability And The Individual

Sex Differences

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Title: The people of Alor: a social-psychological study of an East Indian Island

Published By: Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press, [c1944]. xvi, 654 p.: ill.

By line: by Cora Du Bois. With analyses by Abram Kardiner and Emil Oberholzer

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2003. Computer File

Culture: Alorese (OF05)

Subjects: 15*; Accumulation of wealth (556); Mode of marriage (583); Arranging a marriage (584); Family relationships (593); 85*; 86*;

Abstract: This is a study of the basic personality structure of the Alorese and of the factors, particularly those concerned with child rearing, which bring about the development of Alorese personality traits. While some ethnographic materials are included particularly in areas concerning food getting, exchange transactions, funerals and mortuary feasts, concepts of disease and relationships to the supernatural, marriage and social relations, these are discussed primarily in relation to problems of personality formation. There is no attempt at a comprehensive coverage of Alorese culture. The monograph is particularly rich in biographical materials. The life histories of eight individuals are given by the author and these are analyzed by Abraham Kardiner, a psychoanalyst. Also included are the results of several different personality and intellegence tests with Rorschach analyses by Emil Oberholzer. The author, an ethnologist, did field work in the area.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: of05-001

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes index

Field Date: 1961

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Betty Potash ; 1961

Coverage Date: 1938-1939

Coverage Place: Atimelang village, Alor Island, Nusa Tenggara Timur Province, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia

LCSH: Alor (Indonesia)

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