Oliver, Douglas L.. Economic and social uses of domestic pigs in Siuai, southern Bougainville, Solomon Islands

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

Title: Economic and social uses of domestic pigs in Siuai, southern Bougainville, Solomon Islands

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Studies in the anthropology of Bougainville, Solomon Islands

Published By: Original publisher Studies in the anthropology of Bougainville, Solomon Islands Cambridge, Mass.: The Museum. 1949. 29 p. ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By Douglas L. Oliver

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Siwai (ON19)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Hunting and trapping (224); Domesticated animals (231); Price and value (435); Exchange transactions (437); External trade (439); Accounting (451); Status, role, and prestige (554); Manipulative mobility (557); Visiting and hospitality (574); Household (592); Extended families (596);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document discusses pig-hunting and pig-raising, and examines the overall significance of pigs in the Siwai economy. Pigs are exchanged for shell money that is used in everyday economic transactions. As much as Siwais love to eat pork, pigs are not bought or raised just for consumption. Rather, the exchange of pigs plays important roles in social and political life, especially in status-enhancing feasts. Pigs are consumed only at feasts, which are held at life-changing events, including christenings, marriages, and funerals. The author discusses the intricate process of the raising, loaning, and accounting of pigs that occurs around status-enhancing feasts.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 4

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. on19-004

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. 29)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1938-1939

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. Ian Skoggard; 2014

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1938-1939

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) southern Bougainville, North Solomons Province, Papua New Guinea

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Siuai (Papuan people)


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