Norbeck, Edward, 1915-. Takashima: a Japanese fishing community

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

Title: Takashima: a Japanese fishing community

Published By: Original publisher Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press. 1954. 12, 232 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Edward Norbeck

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Okayama (AB43)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Household (592); Dwellings (342); Diet (262); Organized ceremonial (796); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); General character of religion (771);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This work is an ethnographic study of a small Japanese fishing community located on Takashima Island in the Inland Sea within the boundaries of Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Emphasis is placed on the effects of Westernization on this community as well as on over-all socio-cultural trends which apply in considerable measure to all of rural Japan. The attempt is also made "...to offer suggestions concerning factors which underlie these cultural trends" (p. ix). The author's field work was undertaken under the auspices of the Center for Japanese Studies of the University of Michigan. Although the field work period ran from June 1950 to April 1951, actual study of the community of Takashima did not begin until August 1950, terminating in late April 1951. At the beginning of the field work the author commuted daily from Okayama City to Takashima, but later when the opportunity presented itself, he and his wife remained in part-time residence on the island (p. ix).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 24

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. ab43-024

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references Yuino (an engagement gift of money) -- 431, 584

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document August 1950 - April 1951

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 ; 1979: John Beierle; 2009

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1950-1951

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Takashima, Okayama Prefecture, Japan

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Japan--Okayama Prefecture

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