Robinson, Marguerite S.. Complementary filiation and marriage in the Trobriand Islands

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

Title: Complementary filiation and marriage in the Trobriand Islands

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Marriage in tribal societies, edited by Meyer Fortes

Published By: Original publisher Marriage in tribal societies, edited by Meyer Fortes Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1972. 121-157 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Marguerite S. Robinson

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 Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Gift giving (431); Regulation of marriage (582); Nuptials (585); Family relationships (593); Kin relationships (602); Lineages (613); Mourning (765); Magic (789); Pregnancy (843);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this article Robinson re-analyses Malinowski's and Powell's data on affinity and filiation and concludes that the position of the father in reference to marriage and filiation in Trobriand society '…is invested with important, and, in some respects, decisive jural, economic and ritual roles, rights and responsibilities. Complementary filiation, then, is of primary importance in Trobriand society, and in this respect resembles closely 'matrilineal' systems in other societies.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 52

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. ol06-052

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: First published 1962.|Photocopy. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International, 1980 Bibliography: p. 156-157

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 Unknown-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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