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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Leenhardt, Maurice, 1878-1954
Do kamo: person and myth in the Melanesian world
Published By: Original publisher
Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1979. xxii, 205
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Maurice Leenhardt ; translated by Basia Miller Gulati ;
with a preface by Vincent Crapanzano
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2019. 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
Drives and emotions (152);
Personality development (155);
Social personality (156);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Gift giving (431);
Personal names (551);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Community heads (622);
Theological systems (779);
Ordering of time (805);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This classic work on Kanak mentality describes it as
"mythic". The many dimensions of this mentality include its relationship to the body,
emotions, space, time, language, names, kinship, chieftainship, ancestor worship, and
totemism. The process of "individuation" that ensues in response to the colonial
encounter and missionizing work is also discussed.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Missionary, Ethnologist - 5
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Ian Skoggard; 2018
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LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings