Whiting, John Wesley Mayhew, 1908-. Kwoma journal

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Title: Kwoma journal

Published By: New Haven: Human Relations Area Files, Inc., 1970. iv, 247 p.: ill., map

By line: by John W. M. Whiting

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Kwoma (OJ13)

Subjects: Observation in research (123); Traditional history (173); Community structure (621); Family relationships (593); Diet (262); Tribe and nation (619); Organized ceremonial (796); Adolescent activities (883); Normal garb (291); General sex restrictions (834); Games (524); Verbal arts (5310); Sorcery (754); Kin relationships (602); Dwellings (342);

Abstract: As a field journal, this book gives insight into various kinds of situations in the field, and elucidates the character of certain informants. It is, however, too disorganized to present a full ethnographic picture of Kwoma culture. Interpersonal relations among the Kwoma people seem to be characterized by a strong individualism in respect to property. This volume should be read as a supplement to 1:Whiting, this collection.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: oj13-002

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1936-1937

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Sigrid Khera ; Helen Bornstein ; 1971-1974 ; Teferi Abate Adem; 2008

Coverage Date: 1936-1937

Coverage Place: Peilungua Mountains, just north of the Sepik River and 25 miles from its delta, Papua New Guinea

LCSH: Kwoma (Papua New Guinean people)


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