We, the Tikopia: A Sociological Study of Kinship in Primitive Polynesia

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Social Science - 605 pages
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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

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Contents

IN PRIMITIVE POLYNESIA
1
ADJUSTMENT TO CIVILIZATION
30
VILLAGE LIFE
52
HOUSEHOLD AND FAMILY
89
PERSONAL RELATIONS IN THE FAMILY CIRCLE
138
THE KIN OF FATHER AND MOTHER
199
THE LANGUAGE OF KINSHIP
235
DIRGES FOR DEAD KIN
284
PRINCIPLES OF LAND TENURE
373
A MODERN POPULATION PROBLEM
408
FIRING THE OVENS OF YOUTH
418
SOCIOLOGY OF SEX
468
MARRIAGE BY CAPTURE
531
MARRIAGE BY CAPTURE 551
551
KINSHIP AND SOCIAL STABILITY
575
APPENDIX
600

COOPERATION AND CONSTRAINT IN MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIPS
303
HOUSE AND CLAN
344

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