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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978
Kinship in the Admiralty Islands
Published By: Original publisher
New York: American Museum of Natural History. 1934.
181-358 p. ill., map
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Margaret Mead
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Cultural participation (184);
Personal names (551);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Regulation of marriage (582);
Family relationships (593);
Kinship terminology (601);
Kin relationships (602);
Rule of descent (611);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source, written by a professional anthropologist of
some note, presents a highly detailed analysis and description of the multi-faceted
complexities of the Manus kinship system, the data of which comprise nine-tenths of this
entire work. Data to be found in this source pertain to: rank among the Manus, the gens,
the structure of the kinship system, kinship behavior, the child and his relationship to
the kinship categories, kin inter-relationships in adult life, religious orientation of the
kinship system, inheritance, ceremonial plunder, and methods of contravening the
established kinship system (by adoption, modification of terminology, etc.). The fieldwork
for this study was undertaken by the author, then a Fellow of the Social Science Research
Council, from November 1928- to June 1929 in conjunction with an ethnographic study on
Manus religion being conducted at that time by R. Fortune.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle ; 1964
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Village of Peri, Manus Province, Papua New
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Manus (Papua New Guinea people)