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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Caughey, John L., 1941-
Fa'a'nakkar cultural values in a Micronesian society
Published By: Original publisher
Philadelphia, Pa.: Department of Anthropology, University
of Pennsylvania. 1977. x, 180 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by John L. Caughey
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
Incorporeal property (424);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
In this study, Caughey discusses Chuuk cultural
values--character, in particular--and their relationship to social behavior. The Chuuk
classify and evaluate character according to three basic dimensions: bravery vs. cowardice,
respectfulness vs. arrogance, and strong thought vs. weak thought. Bravery, respectfulness
and strong thought are considered the ideal, although arrogance is tolerated in association
with bravery. According to Caughey, these definitions of character 'embody the basic rules
of conduct that are necessary for achieving and maintaining a desirable reputation (46).'
Caughey shows how lending, giving, sharing and destroying valuables relates to character
perception, self-esteem and being 'a person of consequence.' Valuables include land, food,
goods and special knowledge. The various kinds of special knowledge are house building,
canoe building, navigation, fighting, divination, curing, sorcery, strategy, and love
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Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-180)
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.
Ian Skoggard ; 1997
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)