Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978. Melanesian middlemen

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Title: Melanesian middlemen

Published in: Natural history -- vol. 30

Published By: Natural history -- vol. 30 New York, N.Y.: American Museum of Natural History, 1930. 115-130 p.: ill.

By line: Margaret Mead

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

Culture: Manus (OM06)

Subjects: Cultural participation (184); Dwellings (342); Settlement patterns (361); Borrowing and lending (426); Gift giving (431); Medium of exchange (436); Exchange transactions (437); Internal trade (438);

Abstract: This source deals mainly with the trade relations of the Manus and neighboring Usiai and Matankor peoples. Also discussed are: the articles traded, the place of money (i.e., shell money and dogs' teeth) and barter in exchange transactions, and the influence of ceremonial payments between families upon trade.

Document Number: 7

Document ID: om06-007

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1928-1929

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Joan Steffens ; 1963

Coverage Date: 1928-1929

Coverage Place: Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea

LCSH: Manus (Papua New Guinea people)


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