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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Hogbin, Herbert Ian, 1904-
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.
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Drives and emotions (152);
Adjustment processes (154);
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
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Language: Language that the document is written in
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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.
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).
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)