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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Spiro, Melford E.
A Psychotic personality in the South Seas
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Psychiatry -- Vol. 13, no. 2
Published By: Original publisher
Psychiatry -- Vol. 13, no. 2
Washington: William Alanson White Psychiatric Foundation.
1950. 189-204 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
Descriptive somatology (142);
Drives and emotions (152);
Life history materials (159);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Personal grooming (302);
Settlement patterns (361);
Mercantile business (441);
Gender status (562);
Visiting and hospitality (574);
Behavior toward non-relatives (609);
Theory of disease (753);
General sex restrictions (834);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is one of the few available accounts of a psychotic
from a pre-literate society. It contains several interviews from the author's field notes
as well as an interesting interpretation of the case.
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 Includes
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.
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).
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
Caroline Islands -- Social life and customs/Micronesians --
Social life and customs