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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Barnett, H. G. (Homer Garner),
Being a Palauan
Published By: Original publisher
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 1963. 8, 87 p. ill.,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] Homer G. Barnett
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2017. 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
Cultural identity and pride (186);
Topography and geology (133);
Child care (855);
Techniques of socialization (861);
Status of adolescents (882);
Adolescent activities (883);
Family relationships (593);
Social personality (156);
External relations (648);
Medium of exchange (436);
Labor and leisure (461);
Rest days and holidays (527);
Public works (653);
Culture summary (105);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This work provides the reader with an excellent
introduction to Belau society and culture written in terms of the author's understanding of
how the Belau see and comprehend the world. Throughout this source Barnett provides a
perspective on the present through a study of the past, weaving both past and present
together so skillfully that the reader is led to a clear conception of how the various
processes of culture change have taken place in time. In addition to discussions on the
effects of successive domination by the Japanese, Germans, and Americans on Belau society,
the author also presents general data on child care and development, women's status, the
economy (the food quest), money as a cultural value in the society, marriage and family
relations, kinship, status, social personality, recreation and religion.
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. 86-87)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
1947-1948 (9 months)
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; 1989
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Republic of Belau
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Palauans//Palau--Social life and customs