The Manus of the Admiralty Islands
cooperation and competition among primitive peoples • New York • Published In 1937 • Pages: 210-239
By: Mead, Margaret.
AbstractThis is a comprehensive general summary of Manus society, with emphasis on economic cooperation, condensed in part from the author's previous works on Manus appearing as documents 1-2, 4-7 of this file. After a general introduction to the Manus, Mead discusses the functioning of the society (which is tied up with kinship structure, mutual aid and financial assistance in marriage, debts and their discharge, leadership and the all pervading Sir Ghost cult); the early training of the child and his introduction to societal norms; Manus social personalities (e.g., leaders, dependents, and independents); degree of integration of the cultural life; correspondence between actual economic conditions and social behavior; displacement of competitiveness into the supernatural world; war; and sex and marriage. A short summary and bibliography conclude the work.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Document Type
- John Beierle ; 1964
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Village of Peri, Manus Province, Papua New Guinea
- by Margaret Mead
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 239)
- Manus (Papua New Guinea people)