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The sociology of 'magic' in Tikopia

Sociologus, n.s.4 • Published In 1954 • Pages: 97-116

By: Firth, Raymond.

Abstract
This paper consists of a description of Tikopian magic of 'production,' 'protection,' and 'destruction,' and discusses the changes in form and content of magic which occured between the time of the author's first field trip (1928-29) and his second (1952). The magic of 'production' in fishing is used as an example and several short fishing-magic formulae are presented. Health-magic and sorcery are dealt with more briefly.
Subjects
Sorcery
Magic
culture
Tikopia
HRAF PubDate
1995
Region
Oceania
Sub Region
Polynesia
Document Type
article
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
W.W. Stein
Coverage Date
not specified
Coverage Place
Tikopia Island, Solomon Islands
Notes
[by] Raymond Firth
Synopsis in German
LCSH
Tikopia (Solomon Islands people)