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Malay peasant society in vol (LSE : London School of Economics Monographs on Social Anthropology - M G Swift

Malay peasant society in vol (LSE

London School of Economics Monographs on Social Anthropology

By: M G Swift

Hardcover Published: 2nd January 2004
ISBN: 9781859738894
Number Of Pages: 200

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First published in 1939 and long out of print, this book remains unique as the only full and detailed account by a social anthropologist of a complete pagan Polynesian ritual cycle. This new single-volume edition omits some of the Tikopia vernacular texts, but includes a new theoretical introduction; postscripts have also been supplied to some of the chapters comparing the performances of 1928-9 with those witnessed by Professor Firth on his second visit to Tikopia in 1952. There is a specially written Epilogue on the final eclipse of the traditional ritual, based on a third visit by the author during the summer of 1966.

Introductionp. 1
The Traditional Political Systemp. 8
The Nature of the Economyp. 26
The Major Products: Ricep. 35
The Major Products: Rubber and Fruitp. 53
Saving and Capitalp. 74
The Decline of the Traditional Political Organizationp. 78
Some Recent Adat Disputesp. 92
Family and Domestic Groups (I)p. 102
Family and Domestic Groups (2)p. 135
The Village, Status and Social Stratificationp. 143
Economy and Societyp. 167
Glossaryp. 175
Bibliographyp. 177
Indexp. 179
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ISBN: 9781859738894
ISBN-10: 1859738893
Series: London School of Economics Monographs on Social Anthropology
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 2nd January 2004
Publisher: BERG PUBL INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1