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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Spiro, Melford E.
Ifaluk: a South Sea culture
Published By: Original publisher
Washington: Pacific Science Board, National Research
Council. . 148 p. [incomplete]
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Melford E. Spiro
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Woleai Region (OR21)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Descriptive somatology (142);
Drives and emotions (152);
Traditional history (173);
Personal grooming (302);
Settlement patterns (361);
Mercantile business (441);
Gender status (562);
Visiting and hospitality (574);
Behavior toward non-relatives (609);
Community structure (621);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Avoidance and taboo (784);
Sexual intercourse (833);
Techniques of socialization (861);
Sex training (864);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
In addition to general cultural information this source
contains considerable data on child training and many of the author's interpretations of
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
This document consists of excerpts|Unpublished
manuscript submitted as a final report, Coordinated Investigation of Micronesian
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
William P. Mangin ; 1950-1956; Teferi A. Adem;
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Ifaluk, Woleai Region, Federated States of
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Caroline Islands -- Social life and customs/Micronesians --
Social life and customs