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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
The world of talk on a Fijian island: an ethnography of law
and communication causation
Published By: Original publisher
Norwood, N.J.: Ablex Publishing Corporation. 1993. [xx],
167 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Lau Fijians (OQ06)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Recreational and non-therapeutic drugs (276);
Social relationships and groups (571);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This study is primarily an exploration of the communication
system as an instrument of social inquiry and it provides a detailed ethnographic
examination of conflict management on the small island of Yanuyanu in the southern Lau
group of Fiji. Focusing on the problem of conflict management in Lau society, Arno explores
'…the linkage between everyday communication about conflict, through talk, and other forms
of message exchange among individuals and groups, and large scale societal conflicts and
the institutions that shape societal change…' (p.xix). In addition Arno combines
ethnography and theory, developing in the process a theory of the relationship between
conflict and communication that demands ethnography as a theoretical necessity.
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 (p. 155-161) and
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 ; 1995
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
'ethnographic present' for general information
and ca. 1970
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
two villages on Yanuyanu Island, southern Lau
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings