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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978
Social organization of Manua
Published By: Original publisher
Honolulu: The Museum. 1930. ii, 218 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2009. 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
Kin relationships (602);
Community structure (621);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Community heads (622);
Territorial hierarchy (631);
Community councils (623);
Visiting and hospitality (574);
Extended families (596);
Social relationships and groups (571);
Family relationships (593);
Informal in-group justice (627);
Real property (423);
Settlement patterns (361);
Social personality (156);
Premarital sex relations (836);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This document is primarily an account of the
socio-political organization of Manua, including detailed descriptions of the kinship
system and rank and chieftainship. Materials on economic organization and religion are more
briefly presented. Emphasis is placed upon the role of chiefs in the community and the
district. Manuan traits are frequently compared with equivalent traits of Tutuila, Western
Samoa, other Polynesian cultures, and Melanesia. The author did a limited amount of field
work in Tutuila, but most of her time was spent in the Manuan group of islands. Of her
seven months in Manua, Mead spent six in three villages on the island of Tau. In addition
to her own first hand observations, Mead makes extensive use of the literature on Samoa and
Oceania as a whole.
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 bibliographical references (p. 215-218)
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.
William W. Stein ; 1956
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)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Tubuai (French Polynesia)/Samoa