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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Whiting, John Wesley Mayhew, 1908-
Published By: Original publisher
New Haven: Human Relations Area Files, Inc.. 1970. iv, 247
p. ill., map
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by John W. M. Whiting
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
Observation in research (123);
Traditional history (173);
Community structure (621);
Family relationships (593);
Tribe and nation (619);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Adolescent activities (883);
Normal garb (291);
General sex restrictions (834);
Verbal arts (5310);
Kin relationships (602);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
As a field journal, this book gives insight into various
kinds of situations in the field, and elucidates the character of certain informants. It
is, however, too disorganized to present a full ethnographic picture of Kwoma culture.
Interpersonal relations among the Kwoma people seem to be characterized by a strong
individualism in respect to property. This volume should be read as a supplement to
1:Whiting, this collection.
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
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.
Sigrid Khera ; Helen Bornstein ; 1971-1974 ; Teferi Abate
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)
Peilungua Mountains, just north of the Sepik
River and 25 miles from its delta, Papua New Guinea
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Kwoma (Papua New Guinean people)