Hogbin, Herbert Ian, 1904-. The island of menstruating men: religion in Wogeo, New Guinea

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

Title: The island of menstruating men: religion in Wogeo, New Guinea

Published By: Original publisher Scranton [Pa.]: Chandler Pub. Co.. 1970. 15, 203 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] 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. Wogeo (OJ27)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Dwellings (342); Literary texts (539); Kin relationships (602); Localized kin groups (618); Sorcery (754); Burial practices and funerals (764); Mythology (773); Spirits and gods (776); Purification and atonement (783); Magic (789); Organized ceremonial (796); Ethnogeography (823); Puberty and initiation (881);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This monograph is an attempt at a thorough study of the religious beliefs of the Wogeo, with the objective of inspiring further research of this kind in Melanesia. Topics covered include heroes and mythology, spirits and their associated ceremonies, concepts of pollution, initiation rituals, supernatural causes of illness and death, the use of magic and sorcery, and the interrelationships of religious beliefs with social structure and ethics. The author lived in the village of Dap in the Wonevaro district, becoming so identified with the area that he had to abandon his plan of living in several different villages. In spite of his apparent close involvement with the community, he frequently emphasizes the irrationality of Wogeo religious beliefs.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 15

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. oj27-015

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 (p. 197-198)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1934, 1948

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. Marlene Martin ; 1975

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1934-1948

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 Guinea

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ethnology--Papua New Guinea--Vokeo Island//Vokeo Island, Papua New Guinea--Religion//Vokeo Island, Papua New Guinea


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