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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Gladwin, Thomas, 1916-
Sarason, Seymour Bernard, 1919-
Truk: man in paradise
Published By: Original publisher
New York: Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological
Research. 1953. 655 p. ill., maps
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Thomas Gladwin and Seymour B. Sarason
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
Personality development (155);
Personality traits (157);
Life history materials (159);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This monograph is based primarily on seven months of field
work that Gladwin undertook on the island of Romonum in the Chuuk group in 1947, and is
supplemented by information obtained from other members of the Yale University team on
Chuuk who were participating in the Coordinated Investigation of Micronesian Anthropology.
The monograph is divided into two major divisions, the first of which presents data on the
general ethnographic background of Chuuk, listed under the chapter headings of "The
Setting, The People Today, The Baby, The Child, Youth, Lovers, Marriage, The Trukese Adult,
Death," and an example of Chuukese case history as illustrated by a woman called Eleanor.
The second division of this work gives psychological data on the description and
development of the Chuukese personality, and the technique used by the authors in their
analyses (e. g. use of the Rorschach and the Thematic Apperception Tests). Twenty-three
case histories are then presented (twelve men and eleven women) along with the final
analysis of each personality on the basis of the results obtained from their performances
on the Rorschach and the T.A.T. tests. The actual "raw" data obtained from these tests will
be found in appendices A and B of this monograph. All test interpretations given in this
work were done by Dr. Sarason, a psychologist, and these coupled with the ethnographic data
gathered primarily by Gladwin, served as the basis of the latter's Ph.D. thesis submitted
to Yale University.
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Language: Language that the document is written in
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)
Romonum Island, Chuuk State, Federated States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Trukese (Micronesian people)