Spiro, Melford E.. Ifaluk: a South Sea culture

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

Title: Ifaluk: a South Sea culture

Published By: Original publisher Washington: Pacific Science Board, National Research Council. [1949]. 148 p. [incomplete]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Melford E. Spiro

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 Fauna (136); Flora (137); Descriptive somatology (142); Drives and emotions (152); Population (161); Traditional history (173); Fishing (226); Tillage (241); Diet (262); Personal grooming (302); Dwellings (342); Settlement patterns (361); Shipbuilding (396); Mercantile business (441); Travel (484); Gender status (562); Visiting and hospitality (574); Behavior toward non-relatives (609); Community structure (621); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Avoidance and taboo (784); Sexuality (831); Sexual intercourse (833); Techniques of socialization (861); Sex training (864);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In addition to general cultural information this source contains considerable data on child training and many of the author's interpretations of Ifalik personality.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 28

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. or21-028

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 English

Note: This document consists of excerpts|Unpublished manuscript submitted as a final report, Coordinated Investigation of Micronesian Anthropology

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1947-1948

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. William P. Mangin ; 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). 1947-1948

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 Micronesia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Caroline Islands -- Social life and customs/Micronesians -- Social life and customs


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