Firth, Raymond, 1901-2002. Tikopia ritual and belief

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

Title: Tikopia ritual and belief

Published By: Original publisher London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd.. 1967. 374 p., [7] p. of plates [only 156 pages are included here]

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); Traditional history (173); Sociocultural trends (178); General tools (412); Status, role, and prestige (554); Community heads (622); Suicide (762); General character of religion (771); Mythology (773); Animism (774); Eschatology (775); 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 cultural change.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 28

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. ot11-028

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 English

Note: 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 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). 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)

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