Caughey, John L., 1941-. Fa'a'nakkar cultural values in a Micronesian society

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

Title: 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. Chuuk (OR19)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Incorporeal property (424); Ethics (577); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Lineages (613);

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 magic.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 26

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. or19-026

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. 177-180)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1968

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. 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). 1968

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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