Siwai : ON19.

This collection of 8 documents is about the Papuan-speaking Siwai (also spelled Siuai) who reside in South Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. The documents in the file are all written by two ethnographers working a generation apart. The earlier ethnographer Douglas Oliver (1955) wrote the classic monog...

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Corporate Author: Human Relations Area Files, inc.
Other Authors: Connell, John, 1946-, Oliver, Douglas L.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New Haven, Conn. : Human Relations Area Files, 2016-
Series:eHRAF World Cultures. Oceania.
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:This collection of 8 documents is about the Papuan-speaking Siwai (also spelled Siuai) who reside in South Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. The documents in the file are all written by two ethnographers working a generation apart. The earlier ethnographer Douglas Oliver (1955) wrote the classic monograph on the leadership institution of Siwai big men (mumi) based on fieldwork carried out in 1938 and 1939. His work had an impact on culture area studies, political anthropology, and the discipline of anthropology in general. Oliver (1949, "Human relations and language...") also wrote on semantics of the name for big man (mumi), the source of big man authority, and the work that goes into organizing a "social-climbing" feast. Additional articles are on the economy of pig-raising (Oliver 1949, "Economic and social uses of domestic pigs...") and land tenure (Oliver 1949, "Land tenure in northeast Siuai..."). John Connell, who did his fieldwork in the 1970s, has written about hunting and gathering (1977), post-World War II economic development (1978), and urban migration (1988).
Item Description:Title from Web page (viewed November 7, 2016).
This portion of eHRAF world cultures was first released in 2016.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.