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Political systems of Highland Burma : a study of Kachin social structure

Author: Edmund Ronald Leach
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, 1965.
Series: Beacon paperbacks, no. 192.
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"For the first time a modern type of sociological analysis has been applied to the rich ethnographic material of northern Southeast Asia in this book. While making full use of the techniques which social anthropologists had developed during the previous decade, mainly on the basis of African materials, this book marked a departure from then current orthodoxies and has come to be recognized as constituting an  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund Ronald Leach
OCLC Number: 419336
Notes: "First published as a Beacon Paperback in 1965 by arrangement with the London School of Economics and Political Science."
"Beacon BP 192"--Cover.
Description: xx, 324 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Beacon paperbacks, no. 192.
Responsibility: by E.R. Leach ; with a foreword by Raymond Firth, with a new introducotry note by the author.

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"For the first time a modern type of sociological analysis has been applied to the rich ethnographic material of northern Southeast Asia in this book. While making full use of the techniques which social anthropologists had developed during the previous decade, mainly on the basis of African materials, this book marked a departure from then current orthodoxies and has come to be recognized as constituting an outstanding development in the field of anthropological theory."--Back cover.

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