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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Goodenough, Ward Hunt
Property, kin, and community on Truk
Published By: Original publisher
New Haven: Published for Dept. of Anthropology, Yale
University, Yale University Press. 1951. 192 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Ward H. Hunt
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1999. 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
Real property (423);
Kin groups (610);
Kin relationships (602);
Community structure (621);
Inter-community relations (628);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This monograph resulted from Goodenough's field work on
Chuuk as a part of Yale University's participation in the Coordinated Investigation of
Micronesian Anthropology (CIMA), sponsored by the Pacific Science Board of the National
Research Council, during 1947-1948. The author, a professional anthropologist, was one of
several Yale personnel taking part in the CIMA program and received the assignment of
studying the interaction patterns and religion of the Chuukese people. The final outcome of
Goodenough's efforts are presented in this monograph. The data presented pertain to: the
Chuukese property system (corporations, forms of ownership, types of property, exchange,
relinquishment and acquisition of property, etc.), matrlineal kin groups (the lineage, sib,
subsib, ramage, and descent line), kinship (consanguineal and affinal kin, the FUTUK),
status systems and kinship behavior, residential kin groups (marriage patterns, nuclear and
extended families, residence), territorial and political organization (the district and
community), and history of Romonum and the Pwereka sib. Four appendices contain data on
land tenure, land holdings on Romonum, a historical sketch of Romonum's lineages, and a
glossary of native terms.
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. 188-190)
Twenty-two genealogocal charts to which reference is occasionally made in the text, will be
found at the end of the document, paginated by HRAF as pp. 194-228.
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 ; 1964
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)
Chuuk State, Federated States of
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Trukese (Micronesian people)