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Essays on Social Organisation and Values : London School of Economics Monographs on Social Anthropology - Raymond Firth

Essays on Social Organisation and Values

London School of Economics Monographs on Social Anthropology

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1969
ISBN: 9781859738948
Number Of Pages: 344

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In this volume Professor Firth has brought together and commented upon a number of his papers on anthropological subjects published over the last thirty years. All these essays relate in different ways to his continuing interest in the study of social process, especially in the significance within a social context of individual choice and decision. Although some specialist studies are included, e.g. the group of papers dealing with the Polynesian island of Tikopia, the main themes of the book are broad ones and there are important general essays on such topics as social change; social structure and organization; modern society in relation to scientific and technological progress; and the study of values, mysticism, and religion by anthropologists. There is also a hitherto unpublished chapter on anthropology as a developing science.

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'[Firth] succeeds in bringing under the rubric of social organization and values a wide variety of topics.' Journal of Polynesian Society

Social Organizationintroductory Notesp. 3I
Comment on Dynamic Theory in Social Anthropologyp. 7II
Social Organization and Social Changep. 30Ill
Some Principles of Social Organizationp. 59IV
Marriage and The Classificatory Relationshipp. 88V
Authority and Public Opinion in Tikopiap. 123VI
Succession to Chieftainship in Tikopiap. 145
Meanings and Valuesintroductory Notes 173VII
Structural and Moral Changes Produced in Modern Society By Scientific and Technological Advancep. 183VIII
Social Changes in the Western Pacificp. 191IX
The Study of Values By Social Anthropologistsp. 206X
Problem and Assumption in an Anthropological Study of Religionp. 225XI
Religious Belief and Personal Adjustmentp. 257XII
An Anthropological View of Mysticismp. 294
Referencesp. 307
Indexp. 319
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ISBN: 9781859738948
ISBN-10: 185973894X
Series: London School of Economics Monographs on Social Anthropology
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 1st January 1969
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1