Book

Property, kin, and community on Truk

Published for Dept. of Anthropology, Yale University, Yale University Press (46) • Published In 1951 • Pages: 192

By: Goodenough, Ward Hunt.

Abstract
This monograph resulted from Goodenough's field work on Chuuk as a part of Yale University's participation in the Coordinated Investigation of Micronesian Anthropology (CIMA), sponsored by the Pacific Science Board of the National Research Council, during 1947-1948. The author, a professional anthropologist, was one of several Yale personnel taking part in the CIMA program and received the assignment of studying the interaction patterns and religion of the Chuukese people. The final outcome of Goodenough's efforts are presented in this monograph. The data presented pertain to: the Chuukese property system (corporations, forms of ownership, types of property, exchange, relinquishment and acquisition of property, etc.), matrlineal kin groups (the lineage, sib, subsib, ramage, and descent line), kinship (consanguineal and affinal kin, the FUTUK), status systems and kinship behavior, residential kin groups (marriage patterns, nuclear and extended families, residence), territorial and political organization (the district and community), and history of Romonum and the Pwereka sib. Four appendices contain data on land tenure, land holdings on Romonum, a historical sketch of Romonum's lineages, and a glossary of native terms.
Subjects
Real property
Kin groups
Kin relationships
Lineages
Clans
Community structure
Inter-community relations
culture
Chuuk
HRAF PubDate
1999
Region
Oceania
Sub Region
Micronesia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Creator Type
Ethnologist
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
John Beierle ; 1964
Coverage Date
1947-1948
Coverage Place
Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia
Notes
Ward H. Hunt
Includes bibliographical references (p. 188-190)
Twenty-two genealogocal charts to which reference is occasionally made in the text, will be found at the end of the document, paginated by HRAF as pp. 194-228.
LCCN
a 52003709
LCSH
Trukese (Micronesian people)