Spoehr, Alexander, 1913-1992. Majuro: a village in the Marshall Islands

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Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

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

Title: Majuro: a village in the Marshall Islands

Published By: Original publisher Chicago: Chicago Natural History Museum. 1949. 266 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Alexander Spoehr

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Marshallese (OR11)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Community structure (621); Household (592); Lineages (613); Division of labor by gender (462); Settlement patterns (361); Real property (423); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Mutual aid (476); Political parties (665); Rest days and holidays (527); Ethnic stratification (563); Community heads (622); Sociocultural trends (178);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The author, while on active duty with the Navy during World War II, spent six months in the Marshall Islands. The nature of his duty allowed considerable mobility so that he became thoroughly versed in the physical characteristics of the Marshall atolls and particularly with Majuro. Spoehr returned to Majuro in 1947 as a civilian and conducted ethnological work for three and one half months. This report is a general ethnography emphasizing culture change and the territorial basis of Majuro social organization.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. or11-001

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: This document consists of excerpts Includes bibliographical references (p. 260-262) The source has been excerpted in full; all charts, maps, and tables have been reproduced. All photographs referred to in the text appear in the Visual File with the exception of Figs. 15, 28, 30, 32, and 35, which have been sketched from the text photographs and are reproduced here. Omitted page numbers in the text indicate pages that contain photographs or charts.

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1947

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. Eldon Johnson ; 1961

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1945-1949

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Majuro, Marshall Islands

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Marshallese//Ethnology--Marshall Islands// Majuro (Marshall Islands)


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