Holmes, Lowell Don, 1925-. Ta'u: stability and change in a Samoan village

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

Title: Ta'u: stability and change in a Samoan village

Published By: Original publisher The Polynesian Society, Inc.: Wellington, N.Z.. 1958. xii, 87 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Lowell D. Holmes

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. Samoans (OU08)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Community structure (621); Household (592); Family relationships (593); Gender status (562); Division of labor by gender (462); Settlement patterns (361); Buying and selling (432); Community heads (622); Status, role, and prestige (554); Chief executive (643); Form and rules of government (642); Etiquette (576); Visiting and hospitality (574); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This monograph explores change and continuity in the material culture and social organization of Ta'nu, a village in the Manu'an island group of American Samoa. To achieve this goal, the author contrasts his own observation of daily life among Ta'nu villagers and Chiefs in 1954 with ethnographic and historical information obtained from the nineteenth century (circa 1800-1870), and during 1925-1930. The monograph concludes by providing a long list of materials and cultural practices which the author found to be either survivals of past traditions or recent additions following contacts mostly with Europeans and Americans.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 22

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. ou08-022

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: Reprint of the Polynesian Society No.7|Pages v-ix and 3-37 of this reprint appeared in the Journal of the Polynesian Society, 66:301-338. Pages 38-77 appeared in the Journal, 66:398-435 Includes bibliographical references (p. 79-80) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1954

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 Anthropologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem; 2007

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1800-1954

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Samoa

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Samoans


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