Larcom, Joan Clayton. Place and the politics of marriage: the Mewun of Malekula, New Hebrides/Vanuaaku

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

Title: Place and the politics of marriage: the Mewun of Malekula, New Hebrides/Vanuaaku

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. Malekula (OO12)

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); Sodalities (575); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Mode of marriage (583); Kinship terminology (601); Lineages (613); Clans (614); Missions (797);

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 marriage.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 5

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. oo12-005

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: 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 Ethnologist-5

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 Malekula (Vanuatu)


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