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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Firth, Raymond, 1901-2002
Primitive Polynesian economy
Published By: Original publisher
London, England: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd.. 1939.
xi, 387 p., plates ill., map
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] Raymond Firth
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1995. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Production and supply (433);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a complete and detailed analysis of the economic
system in Tikopia. Principles of land ownership, rules for gift-giving on ceremonial
occasions and in payment for work, and kinship obligations governing mutual aid are
discussed in detail. Since the Tikopia have no system of price, value, etc., corresponding
to our economic concepts of them, and no competitive barganing, their economic principles
are those which best serve ritual and kinship obligations. The role of the chiefs in
productive and ritual activities is given full attention, and principles of distribution,
payment, and accumulation of goods are well covered.
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Bibliography: p. 381.|Includes index
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Tikopia Island, Solomon Islands
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Tikopia (Solomon Islands peoples)