Radcliffe-Brown, A. R. (Alfred Reginald), 1881-1955. The Andaman islanders: a study in social anthropology

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Title: The Andaman islanders: a study in social anthropology

Published By: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1922. xiv, 504 p., 20 plates: ill., maps

By line: A. R. Radcliffe-Brown

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Andamans (AZ02)

Subjects: Culture summary (105);

Abstract: This work is considered the 'classic ethnography' of the Andaman Islanders. The book contains information on social organization, ceremony, religious and magical beliefs, mythology, and material culture. In addition, Radcliffe-Brown includes a functional interpretation of the customs, beliefs, and myths of the people. The final portion of the book attempts, in part, to deduce something about the archaic culture of the Andaman Islands by comparing their material culture with that of similar groups.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: az02-001

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1906-1908

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: James Leary

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Andaman Islands, India

LCSH: Andamanese (Indic people)


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