Social Organisation of the Tiang People

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CULTURAL INFORMATION A. Introduction B. Geography 1. Factors a) Location and Size b) Dialect Areas c) Population Centres d) Travel e) Land and Sea Use f) Facilities of the Community 2. Climate C. DEMOGRAPHY D. LANGUAGE 1. Languages in Use 2. Domains in Use 3. Attitudes to Languages 4. Prestige 5. Language Stability E. KINSHIP F. SOCIAL STRUCTURE 1. Social Orientation 2. Minimal Social Unit 3. Lineages 4. Clans 5. Village Membership G. POLITICS 1. Leadership a) Traditional Leadership b) Traditional Religious Leadership c) Introduced Leadership d) Introduced Religious Leadership 2. Overlap Between Traditional and Introduced Leadership 3. Community Decisions 4. Political Status and Influence 5. Equalizing Power and Status 6. Women as Leaders 7. Interactions with People of Higher Status 8. Communication of Traditional Leaders H. ECONOMY 1. Forms of Wealth 2. Acquisition of Wealth 3. Distribution of Goods and Services 4. Exchange and Social Structure 5. Non-Economic Factors in Exchange 6. Reciprocity 7. Economy and Morality 8. Cash Economy 9. Meeting Basic Needs 10. Use of Time 11. Work Roles of Sexes 12. Technological and Other Resources 13. Land Use: Its Use and Rights 14. Religion and Economy I. INTRODUCED RELIGIOUS STRUCTURES 1. Churches a) United Church b) Destiny Movement 2. Ethno-theology 3. Training of Church Leaders 4. Attitudes of Church Leaders 5. Attitudes of Church Members J. PROBLEMS AND FELT NEEDS 1. Basic Needs 2. Needs Expressed by Villagers 3. Needs Expressed by Local Leaders 4. Needs Expressed by Resident Outsiders 5. Attempts to Meet Needs 6. Forces Preventing Meeting Needs 7. Informative Literature Desired K. CROSS-CULTURAL CONTACTS AND CHANGE 1. Acceptance of Outsiders 2. Influence from Other Cultures 3. Local Social and Political Considerations in Language Programme Plan 4. Introduced Innovations and Changes a) Types of Innovation b) Introducers of Innovation 5. Acceptance of Change 6. Language and Outside Information 7. Change Agents
Papua New Guinea
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