Hogbin, Herbert Ian, 1904-. Food festivals and politics in Wogeo

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

Title: Food festivals and politics in Wogeo

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Oceania -- Vol. 40

Published By: Original publisher Oceania -- Vol. 40 Sydney: Australian National Research Council. 1969-70. 304-328 p.

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 Drives and emotions (152); Adjustment processes (154); Music (533); Dance (535); Status, role, and prestige (554); Manipulative mobility (557); Visiting and hospitality (574); Community structure (621); Community heads (622); Inter-community relations (628); Organized ceremonial (796);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a description and discussion of a food festival. The objective is for a headman to humiliate his rival with a shower of gifts which the latter would be unable to repay. The first hurdle is to get the rival headman in the same room so that the challenge can be made with a rolling coconut. Several schemes are reported. The author proceeds to describe how gifts are accumulated and presented, then the following feast and the redistribution of food. Finally there is the counter gift. Overall, this reads like a parable of how Cold War nuclear powers might avert an unthinkable escalation to warfare.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 17

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. oj27-017

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

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 1934

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. Ian Skoggard; 2012

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1932-1934

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 Vokeo Island (Papua New Guinea)


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