Firth, Raymond, 1901-2002. The meaning of dreams in Tikopia

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

Title: The meaning of dreams in Tikopia

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Essays presented to C. G. Seligman, edited by E. E. Evans-Pritchard, … [et al.]

Published By: Original publisher Essays presented to C. G. Seligman, edited by E. E. Evans-Pritchard, … [et al.] London, England: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co., Ltd.. 1934. 63-74 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Raymond Firth

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Tikopia (OT11)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Ethnopsychology (828);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article presents a short account of the native explanation of dreams, their interpretation of them as omens for good or evil, and the reasons why the expected actions were not borne out in fact, if they were not. It was not possible for Firth in his field work to follow the desired procedure in interviewing and recording this aspect of Tikopia life, and this short article is but a statement of the general character of dreams and dream interpretation.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 4

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. ot11-004

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1928-1929

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. Alice McCloskey

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

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Tikopia Island, Solomon Islands

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Tikopia (Solomon Islands peoples)

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