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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Larcom, Joan Clayton
Place and the politics of marriage: the Mewun of Malekula, New
Published By: Original publisher
Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International.
1980 [2000 copy]. vii, 263 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Joan Clayton Larcom
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2002. 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
Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Domesticated animals (231);
Real property (423);
Age stratification (561);
Social relationships and groups (571);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Mode of marriage (583);
Kinship terminology (601);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This dissertation examines the effects of colonization and
missionization on Mewun society. Larcom discusses the nature of the changes brought to bear
on the Mewun by missionaries and others, particularly in regard to transformations of the
marriage system, and their response to such changes. This document also contains much
information on kinship, fertility, demography, the NIMANGI age grade society, the
importance of pigs in the society, the status of women, and sister exchange in
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
UM8024693 Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Stanford University, 1980
Includes bibliographical references (p. 258-263)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
1973-1974 (18 months)
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 ; 2000
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
late nineteenth century - 1974
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Mewun, southwestern Malekula, Vanuatu
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings