Larcom, Joan Clayton. Place and the politics of marriage: the Mewun of Malekula, New Hebrides/Vanuaaku

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Title: Place and the politics of marriage: the Mewun of Malekula, New Hebrides/Vanuaaku

Published By: Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1980 [2000 copy]. vii, 263 p.: ill., maps

By line: by Joan Clayton Larcom

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Malekula (OO12)

Subjects: Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); Domesticated animals (231); Real property (423); Age stratification (561); Social relationships and groups (571); Sodalities (575); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Mode of marriage (583); Kinship terminology (601); Lineages (613); Clans (614); Missions (797);

Abstract: This dissertation examines the effects of colonization and missionization on Mewun society. Larcom discusses the nature of the changes brought to bear on the Mewun by missionaries and others, particularly in regard to transformations of the marriage system, and their response to such changes. This document also contains much information on kinship, fertility, demography, the NIMANGI age grade society, the importance of pigs in the society, the status of women, and sister exchange in marriage.

Document Number: 5

Document ID: oo12-005

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: UM8024693. Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Stanford University, 1980 Includes bibliographical references (p. 258-263)

Field Date: 1973-1974 (18 months)

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 2000

Coverage Date: late nineteenth century - 1974

Coverage Place: Mewun, southwestern Malekula, Vanuatu

LCSH: Malekula (Vanuatu)


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