Harry Bertram, 1910-
The Maori: a study in acculturation
[Menasha, Wis.]: American Anthropological
Association, . 130 p.
By line: H.B. Hawthorn
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Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Family relationships (593);
Vegetable production (244);
Basis of marriage (581);
Food preparation (252);
Education system (871);
This document describes the social organization
and economy of an isolated Maori village in northern New Zealand which is part
of the Ngatikahu tribe or sub-tribe. The author's main interest is in the
changes that have occurred and in the problems of assimilation into the
European-New Zealand culture. He discusses the breakdown of larger social units
(e.g., the whanau) and the increasing emphasis on the individual family unit
which has coincided with the introduction of dairying. Also discussed are the
changes in gardening and fishing techniques and organization. Examples from
individual case histories are quoted throughout.
Document ID: oz04-006
Issued as v. 46, no. 2, pt.
2 (supplement) of the American anthropologist. Part of this study was presented
as a doctoral dissertation at Yale University. cf. Foreword.
Joan Steffens ; 1963: John Beierle;
Kahukkura Village, New
Maori (New Zealand people)