Uberoi, J. P. Singh. Politics of the kula ring: an analysis of the findings of Bronislaw Malinowski

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

Title: Politics of the kula ring: an analysis of the findings of Bronislaw Malinowski

Published By: Original publisher Manchester, U.K.: Manchester University Press. 1971. xv, 164 p. maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] J.P. Singh Uberoi

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 Gift giving (431); Accumulation of wealth (556); Territorial hierarchy (631); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Exchange transactions (437); Clans (614); Lineages (613); Community heads (622); Status, role, and prestige (554); Family relationships (593);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this work, Uberoi reinterprets data on the Kula collected by Bronislaw Malinowski in the Trobriand Islands from 1914 through 1918. Uberoi has been influenced by the British school of social anthropology. This is demonstrated in his reanalysis of Malinowski's data on political institutions and kinship. The major portion of this monograph deals with various aspects of the Kula ring and exchange system and there is also information on the political divisions of the Trobriand Islands, village structure, kin groups, marriage, gift exchange (outside the Kula), rank, and chieftainship. Chapter 3, dealing exclusively with the Dobu has not been indexed nor have general data on the Melanesians as a whole.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 30

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. ol06-030

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

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 no date

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-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle

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

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Trobriand Islanders


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