Arno, Andrew. Personal names as narrative in Fiji: politics of the Lauan onomasticon

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Personal names as narrative in Fiji: politics of the Lauan onomasticon

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Ethnology -- Vol. 33, no. 1

Published By: Original publisher Ethnology -- Vol. 33, no. 1 Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh. 1994. 21-34 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Andrew Arno

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Lau Fijians (OQ06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Personal names (551); Naming (553);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a detailed study of personal names and naming practices on Moce Island in Fiji's southern Lau group. Arno analyzes a sample of almost 1,500 personal names that he collected in the early 1970s and describes their meaning, derivation, and the social contexts in which they are applied. Arno observes that the Lauan names are often narrative snippets that commemorate not only people, but events and social relationships as well, and reflect personal everyday family histories, not just the doings of heroes and elites (p. 32).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 12

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. oq06-012

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 33-34)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document early 1970s (p. 25)

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 Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1995

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). early 1970s

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Moce Island, southern Lau group, Fiji (p. 25)

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Fijians


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