Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978. Kinship in the Admiralty Islands

Table of Contents

Publication Information

The Manus Tribe

Sketch Of Manus Culture

The Manus Tribe

The Manus Village

Rank

Privileges Of Peri Lapan

The Gens 1

Table Of Peri Gens Membership 1

Pere Gens

Pontchal Gens

Matchupal Gens

Kalo Gens

Lo Gens

Kalat Gens

The Kinship System

The Kinship Terminology

List Of Kinship Terms 1

Man Speaking

Woman Speaking

Affinal Terms Resulting From Marriages In Ego's Generation

Note On Linguistic Usage

Age Grade Terms

Ceremonial Functions Of Relatives

Summary Of Marrlage Rules

Structural Emphases

Kinship Within The Gens

Kinship Behavior

Manus Manners Relevant To Avoidance Rules

The Prescribed Marriage And Kinship Behavior

Kinship Attitudes

Part I—avoidance Relationships

Part Ii—respect Relationships

Part Iii—familiarity And Jesting Relationships

Characteristic Behavior Types

Use Of Personal Pronouns In Affinal Relationships

Terms Of Address

Use Of Personal Names

Other Aspects Of Avoidance Behavior

Avoidance Situations Which Are Not Functions Of Kinship 1

Summary Of Avoidance Relationship

The Growing Child And The Kinship Categories 1

Ages At Which Children Use Kinship Terms

Effective Inter-relationships In Adult Life

Brother And Sister

Husband And Wife

Brother And Brother

Brothers-in-law

Cross-cousins 3

Sister To Sister—piloan

Sisters-in-law—pinkaiyon

Female Cross-cousins—pinpolapol

Co-wives—palu

Trade Friendships

Religious Ramifications Of The Kinship System

Justification Of Ensuing Comparisons

Ceremonial Plunder

Inheritance

Contravention Of The Kinship System

Implications Of The Affinal Exchange System

Adoption

The Modification Of The Kinship Terminology

Illustrative Cases

Analysis Of The Gens Lo

Summary

Notes On Other Admiralty Island Systems

Conditions Of Collection

The Balowan Kinship System

Consanguinity

Affinal Terms

Special Terminology

The Expression Of Seniority

The Lou System

Terms Of Consanguinity

Analysis Of Cross-cousin Terms

Terms Of Affinity

Consanguineous Terms Used In Affinal Relations

Notes On The Social Organization

Discussion

The Ario Usiai Kinship System

Terms Of Affinity

Consanguineous Terms Used In Affinal Relationships

Analysis Of Cross-cousin Terms

Discussion

The Pak System

Terms Of Consanguinity

Analysis Of Cross-cousin Terms

Affinal Terms

The Bipi System

Terms Of Consanguinity

Affinal Terms

Linguistic Aspects Of The Foregoing Terminologies

Concluding Statement

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Paragraph Subjects (OCM)

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Author:

Title: Kinship in the Admiralty Islands

Published By: New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1934. 181-358 p.: ill., map

By line: by Margaret Mead

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2005. Computer File

Culture: Manus (OM06)

Subjects: Cultural participation (184); Personal names (551); Status, role, and prestige (554); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Regulation of marriage (582); Family relationships (593); Kinship terminology (601); Kin relationships (602); Cousins (605); Siblings-in-law (607); Rule of descent (611); Lineages (613); Clans (614); Eschatology (775);

Abstract: This source, written by a professional anthropologist of some note, presents a highly detailed analysis and description of the multi-faceted complexities of the Manus kinship system, the data of which comprise nine-tenths of this entire work. Data to be found in this source pertain to: rank among the Manus, the gens, the structure of the kinship system, kinship behavior, the child and his relationship to the kinship categories, kin inter-relationships in adult life, religious orientation of the kinship system, inheritance, ceremonial plunder, and methods of contravening the established kinship system (by adoption, modification of terminology, etc.). The fieldwork for this study was undertaken by the author, then a Fellow of the Social Science Research Council, from November 1928- to June 1929 in conjunction with an ethnographic study on Manus religion being conducted at that time by R. Fortune.

Document Number: 4

Document ID: om06-004

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: 1928-1929

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 1964

Coverage Date: 1928-1929

Coverage Place: Village of Peri, Manus Province, Papua New Guinea

LCSH: Manus (Papua New Guinea people)

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