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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Burrows, Edwin G. (Edwin Grant),
The people of Ifalik: a little-disturbed atoll
Published By: Original publisher
Washington: Pacific Science Board, National Research
Council. . 246 p. [incomplete]
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Edwin Grant Burrows
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.
Woleai Region (OR21)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Descriptive somatology (142);
Traditional history (173);
Personal grooming (302);
Settlement patterns (361);
Mercantile business (441);
Gender status (562);
Visiting and hospitality (574);
Behavior toward non-relatives (609);
Community structure (621);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Avoidance and taboo (784);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Mr. Burrows is a competent ethnographer and has had wide
experience in field work on many Pacific Islands-as well as Ifalik.This book contains an
excellent descriptive account of the culture of a relatively unacculturated society. It
covers in detail technology, house-building, canoe-building, navigation, social structure,
economics, government, foreign relations, religion and ethics. Lists are given of flora,
fauna, and stars (used in navigation) with native and scientific identification.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
This document consists of excerpts|Unpublished
manuscript submitted as a final report, Coordinated Investigation of Micronesian
Anthropology Includes bibliographical references (p. 244-246) Photographs not included
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.
KS ; 1950-1956 ; Teferi A. Adem 2005
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)
Ifaluk, Woleai Region, Federated States of
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Ifaluk Atoll (Micronesia)/Caroline Islands -- Social life and
customs/Micronesians -- Social life and customs