Book

Kinship in the Admiralty Islands

American Museum of Natural HistoryXXXIV (II) • Published In 1934 • Pages: 181-358

By: Mead, Margaret.

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.
Subjects
Cultural participation
Personal names
Status, role, and prestige
Ingroup antagonisms
Regulation of marriage
Family relationships
Kinship terminology
Kin relationships
Cousins
Siblings-in-law
Rule of descent
Lineages
Clans
Eschatology
culture
Manus
HRAF PubDate
2005
Region
Oceania
Sub Region
Melanesia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
John Beierle ; 1964
Coverage Date
1928-1929
Coverage Place
Village of Peri, Manus Province, Papua New Guinea
Notes
by Margaret Mead
Includes bibliographical references
LCCN
34018353
LCSH
Manus (Papua New Guinea people)