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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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
adoption ancestors Anuta Ariki Kafika Ariki Tafua Ariki Taumako bark-cloth behaviour betel breadfruit canoe ceremony chief child clan classificatory coconut coconut cream common cooked copulate custom dance daughter descendants dwelling economic elder eldest exogamy expression Faea father father's sister female Fenuatara fish gift girl given goes hand household husband incest individual initiation intercourse interest island kano kano a paito kava kinsfolk kinship group kinship terminology koroa land later live male Maori maro marriage married married couple Matautu matua means mother mother's brother Namo native normally orchard ordinary oven Pae Sao pandanus parents patrilineal person polygynous Polynesian Potu Ravena Raverja reference regarded relations relationship relatives ritual Rotuma Samoa sexual side social society song Taitai tama tapu taro tayata Tikopia tion Tonga tuatina turmeric unmarried usually village wife woman women word young