Leach, Jerry W.. Introduction

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

Title: Introduction

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Kula : new perspectives on Massim exchange, edited by Jerry W. Leach and Edmund Leach

Published By: Original publisher The Kula : new perspectives on Massim exchange, edited by Jerry W. Leach and Edmund Leach Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. 1983. 1-26, 539-548 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Jerry W. Leach

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 Information sources listed in other works (113); Reviews and critiques (114); Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); History (175); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Ornament (301); Bone, horn, and shell technology (321); (43); Gift giving (431);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this article Leach updates Malinowski's material on the Kula as presented in his 'Argonauts of the Western Pacific' (see 1: Malinowksi). Leach does this first by reporting on the changes that have taken place in this institution since Malinowski's original observations, then by filling in the gaps in the data, and finally '…by reconsidering in light of this new evidence, just how far the theoretical issues posed by the system have been satisfactorily answered by past investigators or can be answered now' (p. 1). The article is divided into two parts, the first of which (Received Model of the Kula) provides a schematization of the fundamental structure and logic inherent in the Kula exchange, while the second part (Basic Interpretive Themes) is a distillation of the key ideas employed by theorists as an explanation of the total functioning of the system.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 36

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. ol06-036

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Bibliography: p. 539-548

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, 5

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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