Whiting, John Wesley Mayhew, 1908-. Kwoma journal

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Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

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

Title: Kwoma journal

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. Kwoma (OJ13)

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); Diet (262); Tribe and nation (619); Organized ceremonial (796); Adolescent activities (883); Normal garb (291); General sex restrictions (834); Games (524); Verbal arts (5310); Sorcery (754); Kin relationships (602); Dwellings (342);

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 2

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. oj13-002

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1936-1937

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. Sigrid Khera ; Helen Bornstein ; 1971-1974 ; Teferi Abate Adem; 2008

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1936-1937

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)


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