Goodenough, Ward Hunt. Property, kin, and community on Truk

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

Title: 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. Chuuk (OR19)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Real property (423); Kin groups (610); Kin relationships (602); Lineages (613); Clans (614); 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 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. or19-001

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: 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 1947-1948

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. 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). 1947-1948

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 Micronesia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Trukese (Micronesian people)

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