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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Pitts, F. R.
Lebra, William P.
Suttles, Wayne P.
Published By: Original publisher
Washington D.C.: National Research Council, Pacific
Science Board. 1955. 8, 232 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] F.R. Pitts, William P. Lebra, and Wayne P.
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Land use (311);
Internal trade (438);
Labor supply and employment (464);
Arranging a marriage (584);
Family relationships (593);
Kin relationships (602);
Community structure (621);
Form and rules of government (642);
External relations (648);
Aftermath of combat (727);
Status of children (858);
Techniques of socialization (861);
Education system (871);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a post-World War II description of Okinawan
culture. It was prepared by two ethnologists and a geographer under the auspices of the
Pacific Science Board of the National Academy of Science. The objective of the study was to
evaluate the impact of the American military occupation on Okinawan culture. In order to
document that impact, pre- and post-war culture patterns were compared. The authors discuss
social organization, political organization, religion, economic activities, diet, land use
and tenure, population trends and health, and sanitary habits. In addition, they evaluate
Okinawan-American relations and provide recommendations for improving relations and for
stabilizing the Okinawan economy. The study was based on nine months of field
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
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.
Helen Gunsher Bornstein ; 1975
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)
Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, Japan
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings