Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942. Baloma: the spirits of the dead in the Trobriand Islands

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

Title: Baloma: the spirits of the dead in the Trobriand Islands

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britian and Ireland -- Vol.46

Published By: Original publisher The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britian and Ireland -- Vol.46 1916. 353-430 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Bronislaw Malinowski

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Trobriands (OL06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Sorcery (754); 76*; Eschatology (775);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article deals with the spirits of the dead, the BALOMA, in Kiriwina Island and covers the following subjects: mortuary practices, witches, beliefs regarding life after death and reincarnation, relations between BALOMA and the living, return of the spirits to their villages during the annual feast (MILAMALA), the part played by the spirits in magic, ignorance of the physiology of reproduction, and a theoretical section regarding the sociology of belief.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

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. ol06-006

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 1915-1916

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. Eugene Lerner

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1915-1916

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Omarakana, Kiriwina Island, Papua New Guinea

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Trobriand Islanders

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