Firth, Raymond, 1901-2002. History and traditions of Tikopia

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

Title: 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 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 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); Lineages (613); Clans (614); Mythology (773); 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 27

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. ot11-027

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: 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 1928-29, 1952

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. John Beierle

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1927-28, 1952

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)


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