Social Change in Tikopia: Re-study of a Polynesian community after a generation

1st Edition

Raymond Firth

Published March 15, 2013
Reference - 368 Pages
ISBN 9780415850711 - CAT# Y151202

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Re-visiting Tikopia a decade after his first visit, Raymond Firth here examines what impact the forces of modernization had on Tikopia society with regard to economics, law, politics and social affairs. Suffering a famine whilst there, the author also examined the issues of responsibility for the famine; problems of distribution in ceremonial and ritual; institutional developments from the famine.
Originally published in 1959.


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