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
Hogbin, Herbert Ian, 1904-
The father chooses his heir: A family dispute over succession
in Wogeo, New Guinea
Published By: Original publisher
Sydney: Australian Medical Publishing Company. 1940. 1-39
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By H. Ian Hogbin
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2014. 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
Drives and emotions (152);
Public opinion (208);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Localized kin groups (618);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a story of a dispute engendered by the latent
antagonism between a polygamous clan headman and his first born son over the matter of
succession. The immediate cause of the dispute was the father's decision to marry his
daughter to someone she disliked. This prompted the son to take his sister's side. The
emotional reaction of the disputants, and of the community, as the conflict progressed is
told in a continuous narrative.
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
Reprinted from OCEANIA, September 1940, Vol. 11, no. 1
Includes bibliographical references Since the status and powers of the community headman is
derived from his position as the clan head, all references to the headman are marked for
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.
Robert Lee ; 1959
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)
Vokeo Island, East Sepik Province, Papua New
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Vokeo Island (Papua New Guinea)