Lessa, William Armand. The ethnography of Ulithi Atoll

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

Title: The ethnography of Ulithi Atoll

Published By: Original publisher Los Angeles: University of California. 1950. vii, 269 leaves map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication BY William A. Lessa

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Ulithi (OR20)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Real property (423); Gift giving (431); Exchange transactions (437); Labor and leisure (461); Age stratification (561); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Nuptials (585); Lineages (613); Social control (626); Sickness (750); Burial practices and funerals (764); Magic (789); Sexuality (831); Infancy and childhood (850); Adulthood (885); Status and treatment of the aged (888);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This monograph is a detailed, comprehensive ethnographic study of Ulithi Atoll written by William A. Lessa over a nine month period in 1947 through 1949. Major topics include information on culture history, physical and mental characteristics of the people, exploitative activities, property, family and kinship, political and social organization, law and social control, conflict, religion and magic, and the cycle of life from infancy to old age and death. Two appendices provide information on wild flora of economic value, and a list of cultivated plants.

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. or20-001

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: Final report of W.A. Lessa; Pacific Science Board National Research Council; N7-onr-291: T O IV & Viking Fund Inc. Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1947-1949

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 ; 2006

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1947-1949

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Ulithi Atoll, Federated States of Micronesia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ethnology Caroline Islands Ulithi//Ulithi (Caroline Islands)


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