We, the Tikopia: A Sociological Study of Kinship in Primitive Polynesia
Recognized as a major work when first published, this title has, over the years, become a classic. Forming the basis of modern social anthropology, We the Tikiopia stands in the forefront of its literature.
The book is an excellent example of fieldwork analysis of a primitive society; a complete account of the working of a primitive kinship system; and an exhaustive and sophisticated study of Polynesian social institutions.
First published in 1936.
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This is the most fascinating anthropological account of kinship that I have read. If I had to recommend one anthropological book to someone unfamiliar with the subject, I would probably select this ... Read full review
IN PRIMITIVE POLYNESIA
ADJUSTMENT TO CIVILIZATION
HOUSEHOLD AND FAMILY
PERSONAL RELATIONS IN THE FAMILY CIRCLE
THE KIN OF FATHER AND MOTHER
THE LANGUAGE OF KINSHIP
DIRGES FOR DEAD KIN
PRINCIPLES OF LAND TENURE
A MODERN POPULATION PROBLEM
FIRING THE OVENS OF YOUTH
SOCIOLOGY OF SEX
MARRIAGE BY CAPTURE
MARRIAGE BY CAPTURE 551
KINSHIP AND SOCIAL STABILITY