Van Velsen, J.. Labour migration as a positive factor in the continuity of Tonga tribal society

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

Title: Labour migration as a positive factor in the continuity of Tonga tribal society

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Social change in modern Africa: studies presented and discussed at the First International African Seminar, Makerere College, Kampala, January 1959, edited by Aidan Southall

Published By: Original publisher Social change in modern Africa: studies presented and discussed at the First International African Seminar, Makerere College, Kampala, January 1959, edited by Aidan Southall London ; New York: Published for the International African Institute by Oxford University Press. 1961. 230-241 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication J. van Velsen

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2001. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Lakeshore Tonga (FR07)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF External migration (167); Foreign exchange (457); Labor supply and employment (464); Community heads (622);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this paper, van Velsen discusses how Tonga migrant laborers continue to maintain ties to their original villages, even though they may be away for years at a time. Few Tonga men take their wives and families to urban centers abroad, because the conditions are not suitable. They support their families back home with remittances and continue to hold interest in local politics, as all men aspire one day to be a chief.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 5

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. fr07-005

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 241)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1952-1955

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 Ethnographer-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard;1999

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1952-1955

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Nkhata Bay District, Northern Province, Malawi

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ethnology--Malawi

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