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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Firth, Raymond, 1901-2002
We, the Tikopia: a sociological study of kinship in primitive
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London, England: George Allen and Unwin, Ltd.. 1936. xxix,
605 p., plates ill., maps
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[by] Raymond Firth ; with a preface by Bronislaw
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1995. Computer File
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This is an analysis of the importance of kinship in the
regulation of Tikopia life. The interpenetration of kinship with other aspects of culture
is pointed out most clearly by the author in his evaluation of the Tikopia regulation of
land ownership, sex, and marriage, in the economics of gift-giving, and in the rites
associated with initiation and death. Personal relationships and patterns of behavior
between members of families and kindred groups are given close attention. Co-operative
activities following kinship lines are explained, and the whole economy of the island is
shown to be tied up with kinship obligations in mutual aid and reciprocal gift exchange.|
Firth, a student of Malinowski, was at the time of the publication of this book a Reader in
Anthropology at the University of London. He spent twelve months on Tikopia, during the
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Bibliography: p. 282.|Includes index Several non-text
pages and pp. 601-605 are not included A glossary is in Glossary (104)
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Tikopia Island, Solomon Islands
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Tikopia (Solomon Islands peoples)