Romanucci-Ross, Lola. The heirarchy of resort in curative practices: the Admiralty Islands, Melanesia

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

Title: The heirarchy of resort in curative practices: the Admiralty Islands, Melanesia

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of health and social behavior -- Vol. 10, no. 3

Published By: Original publisher Journal of health and social behavior -- Vol. 10, no. 3 Albany, N.Y.: American Sociological Association. 1969. 201-209 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Lola Romanucci Schwartz

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Manus (OM06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Sickness (750);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Romanucci-Ross examines the kinds of medical treatment used by the Manus based on case studies collected by several anthropologists, including the author between 1928 and 1967. She found that in spite of the Manus desire for 'total acculturation,' they continue to practice 'counter-acculturative' medical practices. Romanucci-Ross identifies a 'hierarchy of resort' to medical treatment that Manus seek, ranging from modern clinical medicine, Christian prayer and hymn singing, to traditional curing (not necessarily in this order.) The Manus associate specific illnesses with specific kinds of treatment, whether traditional or European. They seek traditional cures for the gravest illnesses.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 14

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. om06-014

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 208-209)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1963-1966

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. Ian Skoggard ; 2004

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1928-1967

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Manus Province, Papua New Guinea

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Manus (Papua New Guinea people)


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