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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Firth, Raymond, 1901-2002
History and traditions of Tikopia
Published By: Original publisher
Wellington, New Zealand: The Polynesian Society. 1961.
viii, 203 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121);
Organization and analysis of results of research (128);
Traditional history (173);
Historical reconstruction (174);
Functional and adaptational interpretations (182);
Literary texts (539);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Spirits and gods (776);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is the analysis of a body of Tikopia tales in relation
to the social structure and social organization of the people (p. 10). Firth's treatment of
the material is based on the view that such tales reflect the history of the people of
Tikopia, the spread of ideas within the society, and the attempt of the population to
explain the natural phenomena of the physical world. Much of the material in this document
deals with the origin of the major social units (e.g., lineages and clans), relations with
outside groups (particularly the Tongans), internal struggles within the society, and
settlement, expansion, and overseas voyages.
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.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes one folding map and a folding lineage chart
Includes index.|Bibliography: p. 195-196
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.
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)
Tikopia Island, Solomon Islands
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Tikopia (Solomon Island people)