Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978. The Manus of the Admiralty Islands

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

Title: The Manus of the Admiralty Islands

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Cooperation and competition among primitive peoples, edited by Margaret Mead

Published By: Original publisher Cooperation and competition among primitive peoples, edited by Margaret Mead New York ; London: McGraw-Hill Book Company. 1937. 210-239 p.

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. Manus (OM06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Culture summary (105); Social personality (156); Functional and adaptational interpretations (182); Borrowing and lending (426); Internal trade (438); Status, role, and prestige (554); Social relationships and groups (571); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Regulation of marriage (582); Mode of marriage (583); Arranging a marriage (584); Family relationships (593); Kin relationships (602); Siblings-in-law (607); Community structure (621); Social control (626); Instigation of war (721); Eschatology (775); Aggression training (865); Transmission of cultural norms (867); Transmission of skills (868);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a comprehensive general summary of Manus society, with emphasis on economic cooperation, condensed in part from the author's previous works on Manus appearing as documents 1-2, 4-7 of this file. After a general introduction to the Manus, Mead discusses the functioning of the society (which is tied up with kinship structure, mutual aid and financial assistance in marriage, debts and their discharge, leadership and the all pervading Sir Ghost cult); the early training of the child and his introduction to societal norms; Manus social personalities (e.g., leaders, dependents, and independents); degree of integration of the cultural life; correspondence between actual economic conditions and social behavior; displacement of competitiveness into the supernatural world; war; and sex and marriage. A short summary and bibliography conclude the work.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

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. om06-006

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: Includes bibliographical references (p. 239)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1928-1929

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-5

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). 1928-1929

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 Guinea

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Manus (Papua New Guinea people)


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