Pospisil, Leopold J.
Kapauku Papuans and their law
New Haven, Conn.: Published for the Dept. Anthropology, Yale University, 1958. 296 p., plates: ill., maps
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 1998. Computer File
Borrowing and lending (426);
Termination of marriage (586);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Legal norms (671);
Offenses and sanctions (680);
This monograph, a doctoral dissertation by an anthropologist at Yale University, is an attempt to demonstrate, with the help of data from the Kapauku Papuans, the effectiveness of a theory of law formulated on the basis of a cross-cultural study of 32 societies. The monograph is divided into four parts: the first concentrates upon the Kapauku individual and his conception of the universe; the second on Kapauku society and its subgroups; the third consists of 176 decisions relating to specific disputes; while the last part tests Pospisil's theory against the background of these decisions and of the culture in general. In testing the theory of law, special attention is given to the analysis of authority and leadership.
Document ID: oj29-001
This is a rewrite of the author's dissertation, (Ph.D.) -- Yale University.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-294)
Material relating to the TONOWI, the PRIMUS INTER PARES of the Kapauku society, has been indexed for category 622. Material on the 'ani jokaani,' boys who come to live with a rich man to obtain from him a good education, etc. has been placed in category 736
Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1959
Kamu Valley, central Highlands, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
Kapauku (New Guinea people)