Oliver, Douglas L.. A Solomon Island society: kinship and leadership among the Siuai of Bougainville

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I A Survey Of Siuai Life

Chapter 1: Physical Adaptation

Bougainville Island

The Siuai Area

The Siuai People

Raw Materials And Tools

Containers

Settlements

Shelter, Clothing, And Grooming

Agriculture

Collecting, Hunting, And Fishing

Animal Husbandry

Cooking And Eating

Art And Amusement

Ecological Time

Chapter 2: Some Beliefs About Nature And Man

The Age Of Creation

The Classification Of Entities

Relationships Among Entities

Time, Space, And Number

Chapter 3: Social Units

Definitions

“tribe”

Groups

Matrilineal Units

Ii Social Relations

Chapter 4: Households

The Dwelling House

The Garden

The Daily Meal

Household Personnel

Chapter 5: Developmental Cycle Of The Nuclear Family

Incentives For Marrying

Regulation Of Marriage

Arranging The Marriage

Nuptials

Setting Up The Household

Pregnancy And Childbirth

Baptism

Infancy

Childhood

Divorce

Youth

Old Age And Death

Secondary Marriages

Family Structure

Chapter 6: Hamlets

Composition

Activities

Authority

“true-owners” And “attachers”

Chapter 7: Outline Of Kin Relations

Kin Pair Relations

Class I. Mother's Brother: Sister's Son

Class Ii. Father's Sister's Husband:wife's Brother's Son

Class I. Mother's Brother's Son:father's Sister's Son

Class Ii. Wife's Brother:sister's Husband

Class Iii. Father Of Son's Wife:father Of Daughter's Husband

Class I. Fathf.r's Sister:brother's Son

Class Ii. Wife's Mother:daughter's Husband

Class Iii. Mother's Brother's Wife:husband's Sister's Son

Class I. Father's Sister:brother's Daughter

Class Ii. Husband's Mother:son's Wife

Class Iii. Wife Of Mother's Brother:daughter Of Husband's Sister

Class I. Mother's Brother:sister's Daughter

Class Ii. Father's Sister's Husband:wife's Brother's Daughter

Class Iii. Husband's Father:son's Wife

Class I. Father's Sister's Son:mother's Brother's Daughter

Class Ii. Older Sister's Husband:wife's Younger Sister Husband's Older Brother:younger Brother's Wife

Class I. Mother's Brother's Son:father's Sister's Daughter

Class Ii. Younger Sister's Husband:wife's Older Sister Husband's Younger Brother:older Brother's Wife

Class I. Brother's Wife:husband's Sister

Untitled Section: ...

The Expression Of Kinship “emotion” In Dirges

Relations Between Kinship Groups

Kinship

Chapter 8: Associations

Relationships Based On Trade In Economic Commodities

Relationships Based On Sale Of Services And Magical Commodities

Relationships Between Creditors And Debtors

Production Teams

Congregations

Administrative Groups

Men's Societies

Friendship

Neighborhoods

Iii Leadership

Chapter 9: Accumulating Capital

Shell Money And Economic Value

Surplus Durable And Consumption Goods

Pigs

Selling Services And Lending Capital

The Magical Component In Accumulating And Safeguarding Material Resources

Chapter 10: Acquiring Renown

Wealth And Prestige

Food In Siuai Life

Feasts

Club-houses

Wooden Slit Gongs

Competitive “giving”

The Competitive Feast

Chapter 11: The Rewards And Burdens Of Leadership

Beliefs About A Leader's Personality

Praise Of A Leader's Attainments

Respect For A Leader's Name And Person

Authority In Local Affairs

Influence Beyond The Neighborhood

The Burdens Of Leadership

Chapter 12: Leadership And Warfare

Organized Warfare

War Leaders

Chapter 13: A Leader In Action 1

Historical Setting 2

The Rise Of Soņli

Turuņlom Village

Soņli The Man

Soņli's Muminai Feast

Chapter 14: Analysis Of Leadership And Its Effects

Essentials For Leadership 3

Leadership And Social Relations

Leadership And Religion

Leadership And Economics

Iv Generalizations, Conjectures, And Questions

Chapter 15: Integration

Kinship Ideology

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Rank Ideology

I

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Iii

Iv

V

Administration Ideology

I

Ii

Iii

Iv

V

Mission Ideology

I

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Other Characteristics Of Siuai Cultural Systems

Coherence?

Chapter 16: Explanation

Environmental

Co-variable

Historical

Psychological

Chapter 17: Evaluation 1

Societal Continuity

Satisfaction Of The Individual's Needs

Utilization Of Human Potentials 39

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Title: A Solomon Island society: kinship and leadership among the Siuai of Bougainville

Published By: Harvard University Press. 1955. xxii, 533 p. ill., maps

By line: Douglas L. Oliver

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2016. Computer File

Culture: Siwai (ON19)

Subjects: Domesticated animals (231); Vegetable production (244); Normal garb (291); Settlement patterns (361); Mutual aid (476); Music (533); Accumulation of wealth (556); Visiting and hospitality (574); Mode of marriage (583); Household (592); Kin relationships (602); Lineages (613); Clans (614); Mythology (773);

Abstract: This fundamental ethnography of the Siwai provides a comprehensive account of the culture in order to frame traditional authority and the actions of leaders. Specific themes covered include the environment, settlement patterns, subsistence practices, property system, land use, cosmology, myths, social organization, values, the life cycle, and ceremonial practices. It is shown how an ambitious man can manipulate complicated exchanges in resources, especially pigs, in order to host a "social-climbing" feast in which the prime objective is to humiliate a rival and gain renown.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: on19-001

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references in "Notes" (p. 489-527)

Field Date: 1938-1939

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Ian Skoggard; 2014

Coverage Date: 1938-1939

Coverage Place: Southern Bougainville, North Solomons Province, Papua New Guinea

LCSH: Siuai (Papuan people)//Leadership

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