Norick, Frank Albert. An analysis of the material culture of the Trobriand Islands based upon the collection of Bronislaw Malinowski

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

Title: An analysis of the material culture of the Trobriand Islands based upon the collection of Bronislaw Malinowski

Published By: Original publisher Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International. c1976, 1992 copy. [iv], xxii, 553 leaves ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Frank Albert Norick

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 Organization and analysis of results of research (128); Fishing (226); Fishing gear (227); Weapons (411); General tools (412); Utensils (415); Ornament (301); Boats (501); Decorative art (531); Representative art (532); Musical instruments (534);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this dissertation, Norick's original intent was to round-out Malinowski's classic study on the Trobriand Islands by an analysis of the artifacts that Malinowski collected during 1914-1918, and to show the relationship of these artifacts to other aspects of Trobriand culture and society (p. 11). This task proved more challenging than the author anticipated. Despite many handicaps Norick has prepared an excellent overview of Trobriand material culture. The text analyzes the specimens according to use, classifying the items under the rubrics of stone technology, objects of multiple utility, garden and woodworking implements, domestic implements, weapons, canoes and canoe parts, fishing gear, secular dress, acoutrements and ornaments, items used with stimulents and narcotics, ritual objects, musical instruments, and novelties for sale to tourists. The major portion of this work consists of plates, which, because of their poor quality, were not indexed.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 31

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. ol06-031

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

Note: Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of California, Berkeley, 1976 Bibliography: leaves 544-553

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 specified

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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