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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Mason, Leonard, 1913-2005
The economic organization of the Marshall Islanders
Published By: Original publisher
Honolulu: U.S. Commercial Company, Economic Survey. 1947.
vi, 247 p. [incomplete]
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Leonard E. Mason
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. 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
Community structure (621);
Labor supply and employment (464);
Extended families (596);
Kindreds and ramages (612);
Kinship terminology (601);
Community heads (622);
Settlement patterns (361);
Behavior toward non-relatives (609);
Visiting and hospitality (574);
Real property (423);
Taxation and public income (651);
Individual enterprise (472);
Cooperative organization (474);
Alcoholic beverages (273);
Food preparation (252);
External trade (439);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source, written by a professional ethnologist, deals
with the economic situation of the Marshall Islanders, both historically and in the present
day. Heavy emphasis is placed on the modern economic activities. A rounded description is
given of the islands and cultural background, followed by detailed discussions of property
rights, labor, foreign trade, and the processing and manufacture of items for foreign
trade. Descriptions are included of modern native industries and the products involved. Pp.
111-145, and an appendix have been omitted from the files, since the former deals with
recommendations for action and the latter deals with a native land transfer legal
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.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
Unpublished manuscript submitted as a report Omitted
from the File: pages 111-145
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.
James R. Leary ; 1961
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings