Oliver, Douglas L.. Land tenure in northeast Siuai, southern Bougainville, Solomon Islands

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

Title: Land tenure in northeast 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. 97 p. ill., maps

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 Tillage (241); Vegetable production (244); Land use (311); Real property (423); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Residence (591); Informal in-group justice (627); Inter-community relations (628); Property offenses (685); Nonfulfillment of obligations (686);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This study attempts to explain the complicated relationship of Siwais to their land. Land is owned by clans and matrilineages. Nevertheless, non-lineage members can have access to land depending on residence. Various court cases over land disputes are examined to reveal when and where rights of ownership and use are respected. The kinship structure of households and hamlets are also examined for how they relate to land ownership and use, and to the use of magical sanctions against trespassing.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 5

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. on19-005

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. 97)

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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