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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Metge, Joan, 1930-
New growth from old: the Whanau in the modern world
Published By: Original publisher
Wellington, N.Z.: Victoria University Press. 1995. 342 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Joan Metge ; illustrated by Toi Te Rito Maihi
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
Extended families (596);
Rule of descent (611);
Sociocultural trends (178);
General character of religion (771);
Child care (855);
Sex and marital offenses (684);
Public lectures (544);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a study of the Maori whānau, which in it basic
verbal form means 'to be born'. In actual use, however, its original reference was to a set
of siblings born of the same parents, but like family in English it has acquired a range of
other meanings distinguished by context. The most important of these is a large family
group comprising several generations and parent-child families related by descent from a
recent ancestor (p. 16). The concept of 'the whānau' in this sense has remained important
to the Maori people from pre-European times to the present, and it is this concept which
forms the basis of this work. In this monograph Metge surveys the range of meanings given
to the word whānau and then builds a generalized model or picture of the primary referent
within this range, a model broad enough to encompass the major variations which have
developed over the last forty years in urban as well as rural areas. The author examines
the dynamic development of a typical whānau between 1955 and 1985, and then two particular
aspects of child-rearing dealing with sharing the caring and adoption, and concludes her
study with methods of dealing with problems within the whānau.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 326-331) and
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.
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).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
New Zealand, Oceania
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Maori (New Zealand people)--Kinship//Maori (New Zealand
people)--Social conditions// Family--New Zealand//Kinship--New Zealand//New Zealand--Social
life and customs