Austen, Leo. Cultural changes in Kiriwina

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

Title: Cultural changes in Kiriwina

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Oceania -- Vol. 16

Published By: Original publisher Oceania -- Vol. 16 1945. 15-60 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Leo Austen

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Trobriands (OL06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Population (161); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); Marine industries (228); Vegetable production (244); Gift giving (431); Accumulation of wealth (556); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Community heads (622); Chief executive (643); Judicial authority (692); Magic (789); Magicians and diviners (791);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Leo Austen, a former Resident Magistrate of the territory of Papua, New Guinea, presents in this article a summary of Trobriand ethnography as he observed it on Kiriwina Island during the early 1930s (1931-1936). The material is written from the standpoint of on-going cultural change, and is frequently interspersed with Austen's speculations as to what should be done to help the native population in the future. The topics discussed in this document are: vital statistics (land use, population size, disease), chieftainship, wealth, Kula, death and religious beliefs, magic, gardening, law and order, games and dancing, and contact with Europeans (e.g., traders, missionaries, government officials, etc.).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 48

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. ol06-048

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1931-1936 [p. 16]

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 Government Official-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1931-1936

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Trobriand Islanders


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