Williams, F. E. (Francis Edgar). Orokaiva magic

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

Title: Orokaiva magic

Published By: Original publisher London: Oxford University Press, H. Milford. 1928. xii, 231 p. ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by F.E. Williams. With a foreword by R.R. Marett

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2004. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Orokaiva (OJ23)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Personality disorders (158); Hunting and trapping (224); Agriculture (240); Diet (262); Pharmaceuticals (278); Real property (423); Sorcery (754); Magic (789); Ecclesiastical organization (790); Ideas about nature and people (820);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document is divided into three parts that correspond to Anthropological Reports Nos. 6, 7, and 8, submitted by Williams to the Papuan Government of New Guinea. The first two parts, The Taro Cult: A Study of Primitive Religious Movement, and The Garden Culture of the Orokaiva, are essays primarily in applied anthropology, while the final section entitled, Orokaiva Magic, is a psychological interpretation of the reasoning behind the practice of magic among the Orokaiva. Descriptions of Orokaiva folkways are often interspersed with witticisms. The predominant theme that permeates all phases of native life seems to be the effect of the newly introduced Taro cult upon the Orokaiva. Since Williams was writing this monograph primarily for the use of the Papuan Government, a great deal of emphasis is placed on how Orokaiva society could be improved by introducing new educational policies.

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. oj23-002

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 1923-1925

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-, Geographer-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1960

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1923-1925

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Northern District, Papua New Guinea

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Orokaiva (Papua New Guinea people)


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