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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Alkire, William H.
Lamotrek Atoll and inter-island socioeconomic ties
Published By: Original publisher
Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 1965. xi, 180 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] William H. Alkire
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
Topography and geology (133);
Functional and adaptational interpretations (182);
Vegetable production (244);
Settlement patterns (361);
Real property (423);
Exchange transactions (437);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Social relationships and groups (571);
Inter-community relations (628);
Chief executive (643);
External relations (648);
Religious experience (781);
Revelation and divination (787);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This book discusses the social structure of the people of
Lamotrek Atoll in the in the Woleai Region of the Federated Republics of Micronesia. It
argues that the ways residents of Lamotrek organized themselves into clans, subclans,
lineages and households closely resemebled with the ways this little island interacted with
the neiboring Elato, Satawal and several other islands of the Western Pacific.
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-180)
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.
Teferi Abate Adem ; 2005
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)
Lamotrek Atoll, Woleai Region, Federated
States of Micronesia
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings