Fijian society: or the sociology and psychology of the Fijians
Macmillan and Co. • London • Published In 1921 • Pages:
By: Deane, W. (Wallace), Reverend.
AbstractTopics covered range from descriptions of specific activities and institutions (such as fishing, net making, games, initiation rituals, chieftainship, and clanship) to in-depth interpretations of particular practices. The latter includes Bau (Mbau) Fijian concepts of communalism, which the author found to contrast sharply with European notions of individualism. The author also outlines a theory of cannibalism, arguing that the practice has its origins in magical and religious institutions prevalent in many Pacific societies.
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- Teferi Abate Adem
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- By Rev. W. Deane
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-248)
- Fijians--Social life and customs