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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Firth, Raymond, 1901-2002
Tikopia ritual and belief
Published By: Original publisher
London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd.. 1967. 374 p.,  p.
of plates [only 156 pages are included here]
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);
Traditional history (173);
Sociocultural trends (178);
General tools (412);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Community heads (622);
General character of religion (771);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Revelation and divination (787);
Magicians and diviners (791);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This work consists of a series of selected essays dealing
with various aspects of Tikopian culture. In the first essay in this document the author
provides some general background information on Tikopia, then proceeds with specific data
on suicide, ritual adzes, myths as an integral part of religion, spirit mediums and their
roles in the society, and eschatology and concepts of the soul. Firth concludes with a
commentary section, prepared in 1966, describing some of the intricate adjustments made by
the Tikopians, especially in regard to their belief systems, in the face of on-going
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
Includes index and bibliographical references Only pp.
1-30, 116-140, 213-225, 284-374 are included. The rest of the essays in this book are
included in the file as they were originally published
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
1928-29, 1952, 1966 (p.11)
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).
1928-29, 1952, 1966 (p.11)
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 people)