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Firth, Raymond 1901-2002

Works: 344 works in 1,791 publications in 11 languages and 25,163 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Conference proceedings  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Creator, Adapter, Performer, Composer, Commentator for written text, Correspondent, edi, Publishing director
Classifications: GN473, 919
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Most widely held works by Raymond Firth
We, the Tikopia : a sociological study of kinship in primitive Polynesia by Raymond Firth( Book )
123 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,734 libraries worldwide
This comprehensive treatment of a tribal society was written after a year of field work on the small Pacific island of Tikopia in the 1920s, at a time when these Polynesian people were almost untouched by Western civilization. The religious, familial, political, economic, and cultural features of Tikopian tribal organization are covered in detail.--Publisher's description
Oceania ( file )
in English and held by 1,650 libraries worldwide
ProQuest electronic version of: Oceania. Supports browsing, searching, and printing of documents. Includes the sections "Reviews" and Bibliographical notes
Human types : an introduction to social anthropology by Raymond Firth( Book )
167 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,626 libraries worldwide
A comprehensive and concise analysis of the deeply rooted differences in customs and habits between "primitive" and "civilized" societies.--
Elements of social organization by Raymond Firth( Book )
144 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,613 libraries worldwide
This book offers an introduction to social anthropology: its basic theories and how they apply to the study of the different ways in which men think and act in society. The author examines the concept of social organization, with special attention to the role of individual choice in social affairs, the exercise of responsibility, and the nature of social change. He discusses the economic, esthetic, moral and religious values on social organization. He uses numerous illustrations to compare values and patterns of conduct in the Western world with those in "primitive," technically underdeveloped societies.--
Symbols: public and private by Raymond Firth( Book )
56 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,345 libraries worldwide
Man and culture : an evaluation of the work of Bronislaw Malinowski by Raymond Firth( Book )
74 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,307 libraries worldwide
Primitive Polynesian economy by Raymond Firth( Book )
78 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,093 libraries worldwide
This works is one of the first attempts to apply the concepts of modern economic theory to the institutions of a primitive community. The author studied 1300 members of a simple Polynesian village to determine their complex society of cultivators and fishermen
Malay fishermen: their peasant economy by Raymond Firth( Book )
81 editions published between 1946 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,040 libraries worldwide
The social, political and economic impact of the decline of the old colonial powers in Africa, India and the Middle East are still key areas of scholarly research and debate. Based on careful social observation and empirical research, the titles in The Sociology of Development set of the International Library of Sociology explore the tension between agriculture and industry in developing economies, and trace the complex political process of independence. Aimed at administratores and academics, thse studies are central to Development Studies
Tikopia ritual and belief by Raymond Firth( Book )
31 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 961 libraries worldwide
First published in 1967, this book gives some of the fruits of the author's study of Tikopia ways of thought as the result of three field expeditions. Most Polynesians became Christians more than a century ago but Tikopia had a substantial pagan population until quite recent years. This book of essays describes rites and beliefs of a people who still maintained their traditional institutions remote from civilization. Studies of totemism, of magic and of beliefs in the fate of the soul in the afterworld, not only throw new light on Polynesian attitudes but also contribute some novel ideas to th
The work of the gods in Tikopia by Raymond Firth( Book )
46 editions published between 1940 and 2004 in English and held by 891 libraries worldwide
Themes in economic anthropology by Raymond Firth( Book )
52 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 887 libraries worldwide
The main focus of this volume - the processes of choice and decision-making in different economic systems - offers scope for the convergence of economic and anthropological perspectives. It concentrates on transactions that both express and influence social relationships and values
Capital, saving and credit in peasant societies : studies from Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean and Middle America by Raymond Firth( Book )
40 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and held by 852 libraries worldwide
The formation and management of capital are among the central issues in economic growth, especially in 'under-developed' countries, and form the main theme in this volume. The societies examined vary widely, both geographically and also in terms of types of social and economic structures. First published in 1964
Essays on social organization and values by Raymond Firth( Book )
33 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in English and held by 766 libraries worldwide
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Rank and religion in Tikopia; a study in Polynesian paganism and conversion to Christianity by Raymond Firth( Book )
32 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 637 libraries worldwide
Social change in Tikopia : re-study of a Polynesian community after a generation by Raymond Firth( Book )
40 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 629 libraries worldwide
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 published in 1959
Social organization; essays presented to Raymond Firth by Maurice Freedman( Book )
16 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
Economics of the New Zealand Maori by Raymond Firth( Book )
38 editions published between 1925 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 564 libraries worldwide
Religion : a humanist interpretation by Raymond Firth( Book )
17 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 558 libraries worldwide
Religion: A Humanist Interpretation represents a lifetime's work on the anthropology of religion from a rather distinctive personal viewpoint. Raymond Firth treats religion as a human art, capable of great intellectual and artistic achievements, also of complex manipulation to serve human interests of those who believe in it and operate it. His study is comparative, drawing material from a range of religions around the world. This anthropological approach to the study of religion covers themes ranging from religious belief and personal adjustment; gods and God; offering and sacrifice; religion and politics; Malay magic and spirit mediumship; truth and paradox in religion. The volume is illustrated with examples from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and other religions from Africa and Oceania
Families and their relatives : kinship in a middle-class sector of London ; an anthropological study by Raymond Firth( Book )
33 editions published between 1969 and 2001 in English and held by 549 libraries worldwide
Kinship and social organization by W. H. R Rivers( Book )
23 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and held by 419 libraries worldwide
First published in 1914, W.H.R. Rivers' hugely influential study was the first to effectively demonstrate the close connection between methods of denoting relationship or kinship and forms of social organisation, including those based on different forms of the institution of marriage. He also shows that the terminology of relationship has been rigorously determined by social conditions and that, therefore, systems of relationship furnish us with a most valuable instrument in studying the history of social institutions
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Alternative Names
Firth, R. 1901-2002
Firth, Raymond.
Firth, Raymond 1901-
Firth, Raymond 1901-2002
Firth, Raymond W.
Firth, Raymond William
Firth, Raymond William 1901-2002
Raymon W Firth
Raymond Firth Ahli etnologi dari New Zealand
Raymond Firth neuseeländischer Ethnologe
رايموند فيرث، 1901-2002
ファース, R
English (1,061)
Spanish (23)
Chinese (13)
Italian (11)
Dutch (4)
Japanese (3)
Swedish (3)
Malay (2)
Portuguese (2)
German (1)
Arabic (1)
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