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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Force, Roland W.
Leadership and cultural change in Palau
Published By: Original publisher
Chicago: Chicago Natural History Museum. 1960. 211 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] Roland W. Force
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
Community structure (621);
Community heads (622);
Community councils (623);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Public welfare (657);
Personal grooming (302);
Body alterations (304);
Education system (871);
Division of labor by gender (462);
Mats and basketry (285);
Settlement patterns (361);
Family relationships (593);
External relations (648);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Culture summary (105);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This monograph is on leadership and cultural change in
Belau under varying conditions of cultural contact with other societies. The author
concentrates on the change from traditional modes and patterns of leadership to new and
emergent ones, including the stresses and strains observable under such conditions (p. 15).
As background material for this study Force provides an excellent summary of Belau culture
which the reader should find useful for a general overview of the society.
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. 198-207)
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; 1990
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)
Koror City on Koror; Ngerechelong on
Babeldaob, Republic of Belau
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings