Goodale, Jane C. (Jane Carter), 1926-. Qualifications of Adulthood: Tiwi invoke the power of a yam

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

Title: Qualifications of Adulthood: Tiwi invoke the power of a yam

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Natural History -- Vol. LXXII, No. 4

Published By: Original publisher Natural History -- Vol. LXXII, No. 4 New York, N.Y.: American Museum of Natural History. 1963. 10-17 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. Tiwi (OI20)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Ceremonial during infancy and childhood (852); Puberty and initiation (881); Majority (884); Food preparation (252); Music (533); Dance (535); Ethnobotany (824); Fire (372);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article discusses the three-day Kulama ceremony of the Tiwi - a formal initiation into adulthood centering around the ritual preparation of a toxic yam. There is no set age for initiation. The instruction lasts six years and the initiates must participate in six Kulama rituals. An important feature of the ritual is the composition of songs and several examples are given.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 11

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. oi20-011

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1954, 1962

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. 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). 1900-1962

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, Australia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Tiwi (Australian people)


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