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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Norbeck, Edward, 1915-
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
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
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 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
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).
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