Sosis, Richard. Ifaluk Atoll: an ethnographic account

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

Title: Ifaluk Atoll: an ethnographic account

Published By: Original publisher New Haven, Conn.: HRAF. 2005. 33 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Richard Sosis

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 Composition of population (162); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); Fishing (226); Fishing gear (227); Alcoholic beverages (273); Forest products (314); Settlement patterns (361); Real property (423); Inheritance (428); Gift giving (431); Status, role, and prestige (554); Regulation of marriage (582); Household (592); Kin relationships (602); Clans (614); Community heads (622); Sanctions (681); Education system (871);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article provides a picture of life on Ifaluk in the 1990s. The focus is on male labor and subsistence patterns as reflected in house building, fishing and inter-household cooperation. It argues life on this attol remains very traditional, despite long years of administration under Yapese, Spanish, German, Japanese and American control.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 50

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. or21-050

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Manuscript

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: This essay was commissioned by HRAF. Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1994,1995,1997

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. 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). 1907-1997

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 Ifaluk Atoll (Micronesia)

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