Mason, Leonard, 1913-2005. The economic organization of the Marshall Islanders

Table of Contents

Publication Information

I. The Land

A. Climate

1. Summary Of Pertinent Data

2. Appraisal Of Climate In Relation To

B. Topography

1. Descriptive Summary

2. Summary Of Resources

3. Relation Of Geographical Factors To

Ii. The People

A. Population

1. Historical Background

2. Population Statistics

3. Chief Health Factors

B. Cultural Data

1. Kinship Organisation

2. Territorial Organization

3. Occupational Organization

4. Associations

5. Rank And Status Organization

6. Comprehensive

Iii. Consumption And Requirements

A. Native Consumption Pattern

1. Consumers' Goods

2. Capital Goods

3. Sholter

4. Services

B. Hative Requirements

1. Principles

Iv. Propsrty

A. Land Tenure

1. Native Land System

2. Changes Under German Administration

3. Changes Under Japanese Administration

4. Conditions Under American Administration

B. Movable And Intangible Property

1. Ownership And Inheritance

2. Tribute And Tazation

3. Alienation By Gift

C. Recommendations

V. Labor

A. Wage Labor

1. Categories Of Work

2. Availability Of Labor

3. Conditions Of Labor

B. Other Forks Of Labcr

1. Cooperation And Group Participation

2. Specialization

3. Copra Labor Unrest At Likiep

Vi. Resources

A. Copra Production

1. Conditions Of Coconut Cultivation

2. Commercial Development Under German Direction

3. Japanese Stimulation Of The Industry

4. Native Methods Of Processing Copra

5. Marketing Of Copra By Natives

6. Post-war Rehabilitation Of The Copra Industry

B. Handicraft Production

1. Japanese Organization Of Handicraft Production

2. American Support Of Handicraft Industry

3. Processes And Techniques Of Production

4. Purchasing Procedures And Practices

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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 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. Marshallese (OR11)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Community structure (621); Labor supply and employment (464); Fishing (226); Extended families (596); Kindreds and ramages (612); Adoption (597); Kinship terminology (601); Community heads (622); Settlement patterns (361); Behavior toward non-relatives (609); Visiting and hospitality (574); Real property (423); Tillage (241); Taxation and public income (651); Individual enterprise (472); Cooperative organization (474); Classes (565); 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.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 20

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. or11-020

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 English

Note: 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 1946

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. James R. Leary ; 1961

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1900-1914

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Marshall Islands

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Marshallese


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