Aoyagi, Machiko, 1930-. Kinship organisation and behaviour in a contemporary Tongan village

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

Title: Kinship organisation and behaviour in a contemporary Tongan village

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The journal of the Polynesian Society -- Vol. 75

Published By: Original publisher The journal of the Polynesian Society -- Vol. 75 Wellington, N.Z. [etc.]: Polynesian Society. 1966. 141-176 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Machiko Aoyagi

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2006. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Tongans (OU09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Real property (423); Naming (553); Status, role, and prestige (554); Visiting and hospitality (574); Nuptials (585); Residence (591); Household (592); Family (590); Family relationships (593); Kinship terminology (601); Kin relationships (602); Avuncular and nepotic relatives (604); Kindreds and ramages (612); Lineages (613); Community structure (621); Community heads (622); Burial practices and funerals (764); Religious denominations (795); Organized ceremonial (796);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a 'descriptive study on the kinship organisation and behaviour of Tongan commoners in a contemporary Tongan village' (p. 141). It is specifically in contrast to the findings of Gifford (document #1) on kinship among the nobility. Commoners are organized into bilateral 'famili,' loose kindreds drawn upon as they are needed, and lack the unilineal 'ha'a' of the nobility, which Gifford thought were characteristic of all Tongan society. Aoyagi discusses the structure of the village, household composition, post-marital residence, the kindreds-famili and kāinga, and their functions, religion, land use, marriage regulation, kinship terminology and norms of kin behavior between the various dyad, e.g., husband and wife, uncle and nephew, etc. sleeping places, name giving, weddings, funerals, and the rather loose internal stratification of the village.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 45

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. ou09-045

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document July 1962 - Feb. 1963, Tonga; Nov. 1962 - Jan. 1963, Nukuleka

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. Martin J. Malone; Eleanor C. Swanson; 1978

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1960s

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Nukuleka village, Tongatapu Island, Tonga

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Tongans


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