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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Pospisil, Leopold J.
Kapauku Papuan economy
Published By: Original publisher
New Haven, Conn.: Dept. of Anthropology,
Yale University. 1963. 502 p., plates ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Domesticated animals (231);
Real property (423);
Buying and selling (432);
Production and supply (433);
Accumulation of wealth (556);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This monograph presents a structural-functionl
quantitative analysis of Kapauku economy based on the author's investigation
of the sublineage of Ijaaj-Enona, the members of which live in one large
community called Botukebo, located in West Irian. The data gathered from
this study are then compared to other Kapauku groups studied by the author
to give a general picture of the whole economy. In all, the author spent
eighteen months in the field, with eight of these being spent in the study
of Botukebo. This book presents information on the author's methodology, an
analysis of Botukebo social structure, a demographic and residential picture
of the community of Botukebo, an elaborate description of agricultural
techniques, principles of land tenure and the organization of labor, details
of animal husbandry (with emphasis on the raising of pigs), and on fishing,
hunting, gathering and the manufacture of various artifacts. An additional
section of interest concerned with distribution examines the use of shell
money and procedures of gift, barter, sale, credit operations and the
inheritance of property. After a section on consumption, the study concludes
with an analysis of Kapauku economic wealth and a comprehensive summary of
the main characteristics of the Kapauku economy. The author, a professional
anthropologist, whose primary interest lies in the field of 'primitive' law,
was financed in his field work by grants from the Ford Foundation (research
period 1954-1955), the American Philisophical Society and the Social Science
Research Council (for the research period of 1959).
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Includes bibliographical references (p.
406-409.) and index
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.
John Beierle ; 1965-1968
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)
Kamu Valley, central Highlands,
Irian Jaya, Indonesia
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Kapauku (New Guinea people)