Hawthorn, Harry Bertram, 1910-. The Maori: a study in acculturation

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Chapter I. The Maori

1. As Captain Cook Found Them

2. Brief History

The Explorers And Traders

The Missionaries

Annexation, Settlement And Conflict


3. The Main Changes In Maori Culture

Chapter Ii. Life In A Typical Village

1. The Setting

2. The Community

Specialized Educational Agencies

Conflict And Justice

The Church

The Village At Play

3. Integration With National Economics And Politics

Political Representation

Chapter Iii. The People

1. Some Of The Inhabitants

2. Family And Other Relationships

3. Government In The Family

4. The Position Of Women

5. Marriage And Its Preliminaries

Chapter Iv. The Farmer And Fisherman

1. Gardening

Who Does The Work

Garden Sites

Distribution And Storage Of The Crop

Gardening Techniques And Science

Education In Gardening Matters

2. Fishing

Who Does The Work

Division And Use Of The Catch

Tastes And Preferences

Fishing Methods And Gear

Scientific Basis Of Fishing

Children's Participation And Education

3. Dairying

Daily And Seasonal Routine

Authority And Organization Of Labor

Methods And Equipment

New And Specialized Knowledge Needed For Dairying

Education In Dairying

Chapter V. Keeping House

1. The House And Its Comforts

2. The Daily Routine

3. Household Tasks

The Kitchen

Sickness And Its Treatment

Washing And Cleaning



Keeping The Fire Alight

Flower Gardens

4. Standard Of Living

Cash Income

Local Food Supplies


Savings And Debt


Chapter Vi. Social Planning And The Maori Village

1. Economic Planning

2. The Health Programs 2

3. The Role Of The Village School

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Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

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

Title: The Maori: a study in acculturation

Published By: Original publisher [Menasha, Wis.]: American Anthropological Association. [1944]. 130 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication H.B. Hawthorn

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. Maori (OZ04)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Acculturation and culture contact (177); Family relationships (593); Fishing (226); Vegetable production (244); Dairying (234); Diet (262); Basis of marriage (581); Food preparation (252); Education system (871);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document describes the social organization and economy of an isolated Maori village in northern New Zealand which is part of the Ngatikahu tribe or sub-tribe. The author's main interest is in the changes that have occurred and in the problems of assimilation into the European-New Zealand culture. He discusses the breakdown of larger social units (e.g., the whanau) and the increasing emphasis on the individual family unit which has coincided with the introduction of dairying. Also discussed are the changes in gardening and fishing techniques and organization. Examples from individual case histories are quoted throughout.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

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. oz04-006

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: Issued as v. 46, no. 2, pt. 2 (supplement) of the American anthropologist|Part of this study was presented as a doctoral dissertation at Yale University. cf. Foreword 'Annotated bibliography on Maori acculturation': p. 129-130

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1936-1938

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. Joan Steffens ; 1963: John Beierle; 2007

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1900-1939

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Maori (New Zealand people)


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