Aesthetic Realism
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Appendix IV. Raw Data

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An Aesthetic Realism Discussion of Oksapmin, Papua New Guinea

[These are the precise numbers for economic data and the affiliations of people which I gathered in Oksapmin during the field work period.]

Table 13. Food Sharing [click here]

This table represents the overall food-sharing network for Gwe Parish. How everyone is linked to everyone else, whether through "primary" food sharing [click here] , "secondary" food sharing [click here] , or "tertiary" food sharing [click here] is summarized.

Table 14. Affines and Non-Agnatic Kin [click here]

In this table, anyone in Gwe Parish who is related by marriage or by a female link to anyone else is recorded.

Table 15. Lineage Membership [click here]

In this table, everyone in Gwe Parish who belongs to the same lineage as another person, that is, is connected by a male link, is recorded. When two people belong to the same lineage there is a black box at the intersection of the numbers that represent these two people. So all the agnatic links in Gwe Parish are represented graphically in this table.

Table 16. Land Sharing [click here]

Note: The number of adjacent plots owned were counted for all pairs of men, and their numbers were recorded. Numbers from 0 to 6 plots were obtained. These numbers from 0 to 6 are in the boxes where each pair of individuals intersect. Zero is understood by the absence of any figure in the box.

Table 17. Table of Closeness and Distance [click here]

Note: The numbers you see (from 1 to 10) in the squares are an overall measure (approximate of course) of how close--or how separate--each person in Gwe Parish feels to all the others. If there is no number at all, consider it a zero. Each square is an intersection of two numbers. Each of the two numbers represents one person. The intersection represents their relation in terms of a general feeling of closeness or separation.

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