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Social change in Tikopia : re-study of a Polynesian community after a generation

Author: Raymond Firth
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2004.
Series: Routledge library editions., Anthropology and ethnography.
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Re-visiting Tikopia a decade after his first visit, Raymond Firth here examines what impact the forces of modernization had on Tikopia society with regard to economics, law, politics and social affairs. Suffering a famine whilst there, the author also examined the issues of responsibility for the famine; problems of distribution in ceremonial and ritual; institutional developments from the famine. Originally  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Firth, Raymond, 1901-2002.
Social change in Tikopia
(OCoLC)53821108
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Firth
ISBN: 9781136537455 1136537457
OCLC Number: 861199852
Notes: Originally published: London: Allen & Unwin, 1959.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (368 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Dedication; Preface; Table of Contents; Diagrams; List of Plates; I. Tikopia Re-studied; Field Techniques; Role of the Investigators; II. On the Threshold of Modernity; Forces of Modernization; Early Tikopia Contacts with the World Outside; Missionary Effort; Government and Other Visitors; Tikopia Society Compared; Tikopia Society in 1929; Advance Information in 1952; Impressions en Route; Impressions on Arrival; III. Critical Pressures on Food Supply and their Economic Effects. Immediate Measures of Organization after HurricaneProspects of Famine; Course of the Famine; Organization for Food Procurement and Conservation; Control of Manpower; Migration Proposals; Land Use; Effects on Exchange; Summary; IV. Tikopia Society in Famine; Responsibility for the Famine; Domestic Problems of Distribution; Problems of Distribution in Ceremonial and Ritual; Relations between Chiefs and People; Modifications in Religious Ritual; Institutional Developments from the Famine; Dancing; Organized Public Assembly; Conclusion; V. Economic Resources and Influence of the External Market. Alteration in Tikopia Standard and Level of LivingExpansion of Resources; Changes in the Employment Situation; The Learning of English; The Capital Position in Tikopia After a Generation; Old and New Exchange Situations; Exchanges with Foreigners; Development of the use of Money; VI. Changes in Rights over Land; General Situation; Major Pattern of Land Rights; Reduction of Rights over Land; Differentiation of Rights within the Lineage; Disputes about Land; Specific Changes in Use of Garden Land; VII. Indices of Social Movement: Patterns of Residence and of Marriage; Local Grouping. Residential PatternsName of Dwelling and of Occupier; Use of Alternative Residences; Continuity and Change in a Village; Indices of Residential Continuity and Change; Reasons for Change of Dwelling; Residence and Kin Alignment; Patterns of Marriage; Change and Persistence in Marriage Practice; Class Preferences in Marriage; Clan and Locality Marriage Patterns; Summary; VIII. Changes in Descent Groups; General Considerations of Terminology; Aspects of Change in Descent Group System; Principles of the System; Components-Clans; Components-Lineages; An Example of Lineage Operation. Lineages and the Genealogical RecordSub-Lineage Growth; Lineage Grafting and Lineage Increment; Expansion of Descent Group Units; Indices of Sub-Lineage Differentiation; Variation in Sub-Lineage Behaviour; Degree of Differentiation; Operational Considerations; Trends of Change Summarized; IX. Changes in the Political System; The Tikopia Political System in 1929; External Political Relations by 1952; Position of the Chiefs after a Generation; Problems for the Government; Assemblages of the Chiefs; Difficulties in the Exercise of Collective Responsibility; The Mission as a Political Factor.
Series Title: Routledge library editions., Anthropology and ethnography.
Responsibility: Raymond Firth.

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