Pospisil, Leopold J.. Kapauku Papuan political structure

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

Title: Kapauku Papuan political structure

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Systems of political control and bureaucracy in human societies, edited by Verne F. Ray

Published By: Original publisher Systems of political control and bureaucracy in human societies, edited by Verne F. Ray Seattle, Wash.: American Ethnological Society. 1958. 9-22 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Leopold Pospisil

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1998. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Kapauku (OJ29)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Social relationships and groups (571); Lineages (613); Clans (614); Community structure (621); Territorial hierarchy (631); Legal norms (671);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a brief descriptive analysis of Kapauku political structure. Pospisil begins by giving a background summary of the Kapauku culture. He then describes the various groups in which an individual Kapauku is placed socially, from the nuclear family to the political confederacy. These groups can be organized by kin, common residence, or on other specified bases. Pospisil concludes with an analysis of the structure of authority and of the nature of law among the Kapauku.

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. oj29-002

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1954-1955

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. Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1959

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1954-1955

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Kamu Valley, central Highlands, Irian Jaya, Indonesia

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

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