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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Goodale, Jane C. (Jane Carter), 1926-
Marriage contracts among the Tiwi
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Ethnology -- Vol. 1, No. 4
Published By: Original publisher
Ethnology -- Vol. 1, No. 4
Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh. 1962. 452-466 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Jane C. Goodale
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2009. 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
Basis of marriage (581);
Regulation of marriage (582);
Arranging a marriage (584);
Secondary marriages (587);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Puberty and initiation (881);
Family relationships (593);
Parents-in-law and children-in-law (606);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This document is mainly a description of the form and
nature of the varying types of marriage contracts among the Tiwi. The emphasis is on the
factor of relative age as an important consideration. The author attempts a new perspective
by using the point of view of a female Ego. Kinship terminology and classification are
discussed relevant to the marriage system. The last section deals with some aspects of the
exchange of women between descent groups and local groups.
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. 465-466)
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.
Joan Steffens ; 1963
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)
Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Tiwi (Australian people)