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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Cultural changes in Kiriwina
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Oceania -- Vol. 16
Published By: Original publisher
Oceania -- Vol. 16
1945. 15-60 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] Leo Austen
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1995. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Marine industries (228);
Vegetable production (244);
Gift giving (431);
Accumulation of wealth (556);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Community heads (622);
Chief executive (643);
Judicial authority (692);
Magicians and diviners (791);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Leo Austen, a former Resident Magistrate of the territory
of Papua, New Guinea, presents in this article a summary of Trobriand ethnography as he
observed it on Kiriwina Island during the early 1930s (1931-1936). The material is written
from the standpoint of on-going cultural change, and is frequently interspersed with
Austen's speculations as to what should be done to help the native population in the
future. The topics discussed in this document are: vital statistics (land use, population
size, disease), chieftainship, wealth, Kula, death and religious beliefs, magic, gardening,
law and order, games and dancing, and contact with Europeans (e.g., traders, missionaries,
government officials, etc.).
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.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
1931-1936 [p. 16]
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.
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)
Kiriwina Island, Papua New Guinea
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings