Manus : OM06.

This collection of 14 documents describes the Manus people during the period from 1870 to 1992, with a concentration on the 1920s. The Manus are residents of the Papua New Guinea province of Manus. The American anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901-1978) conducted fieldwork on the island from 1928-1929...

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Corporate Author: Human Relations Area Files, inc.
Other Authors: Carrier, Achsah H., Carrier, James G., Fortune, Reo, 1903-1979., Gustafsson, Berit., Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978., Otto, Ton., Romanucci-Ross, Lola., Schwartz, Theodore.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New Haven, Conn. : Human Relations Area Files, 2005-
Series: EHRAF world cultures. Oceania.
Online Access: CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Structure and process in a Melanesian society, Ponam's progress in the twentieth century /
  • Achsah H. Carrier and James G. Carrier
  • Wage, trade, and exchange in Melanesia, a Manus society in the modern state /
  • James G. Carrier and Achsah H. Carrier
  • Cultural summary, Manus /
  • James G. Carrier, Ian Skoggard, and John Beierle
  • Manus religion: an ethnological study of the Manus natives of the Admiralty Islands /
  • R.F. Fortune
  • Houses and ancestors: continuities and discontinuities in leadership among the Manus /
  • Berit Gustafsson
  • An investigation of the thought of primitive children with special reference to animism ; Growing up in New Guinea, a comparative study of primitive education ; Kinship in the Admiralty Islands ; Melanesian middlemen ; New lives for old, cultural transformation Manus, 1928-1953 ; The Manus of the Admiralty Islands /
  • Margaret Mead
  • Local narratives of a great transformation, conversion to Christianity in Manus, Papua New Guinea ; The Paliau movement in Manus and the objectification of tradition /
  • Ton Otto
  • The hierarchy of resort in curative practices, the Admiralty Islands, Melanesia /
  • Lola Romanucci Schwartz
  • Systems of areal integration, some considerations based on the Admiralty Islands of northern Melanesia /
  • Theodore Schwartz.