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Firth, Raymond 1901-2002

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Works: 313 works in 1,657 publications in 2 languages and 24,719 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Conference proceedings  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Creator, Adapter, Performer, Composer, Commentator for written text, Correspondent, Publishing director
Classifications: GN473, 919
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Publications about Raymond Firth
Publications by Raymond Firth
Publications by Raymond Firth, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Raymond Firth
We, the Tikopia : a sociological study of kinship in primitive Polynesia by Raymond Firth( Book )
115 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,769 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
Elements of social organization by Raymond Firth( Book )
131 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,636 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.--
Human types : an introduction to social anthropology by Raymond Firth( Book )
116 editions published between 1938 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,551 libraries worldwide
A comprehensive and concise analysis of the deeply rooted differences in customs and habits between "primitive" and "civilized" societies.--
Oceania ( file )
in English and held by 1,517 libraries worldwide
Includes the sections "Reviews" and "Bibliographical notes."
Man and culture : an evaluation of the work of Bronislaw Malinowski by Raymond Firth( Book )
71 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,329 libraries worldwide
Symbols: public and private by Raymond Firth( Book )
46 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,322 libraries worldwide
Primitive Polynesian economy by Raymond Firth( Book )
71 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,117 libraries worldwide
A great classic of British anthropology, Primitive Polynesian Economy is structured as follows: · Problems of Primitive Economics · Food and Population in Tikopia · Knowledge, Technique and Economic Lore · The Labour Situation · Ritual in Productive Activity · Economic Functions of the Chiefs · Property and Capital in Production · Principles of Distribution and Payment · Exchange and Value · Characteristics of a Primitive Economy First published in 1939
Malay fishermen: their peasant economy by Raymond Firth( Book )
74 editions published between 1946 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,061 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 )
26 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and held by 991 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 )
40 editions published between 1940 and 2004 in English and held by 892 libraries worldwide
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 889 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
Themes in economic anthropology by Raymond Firth( Book )
49 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 874 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
Essays on social organization and values by Raymond Firth( Book )
31 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in English and held by 771 libraries worldwide
Brief mention of reasons for alternate marriage of Aranda type
Religion : a humanist interpretation by Raymond Firth( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 672 libraries worldwide
Treats religion as a human art, capable of great intellectual and artistic achievements
Rank and religion in Tikopia; a study in Polynesian paganism and conversion to Christianity by Raymond Firth( Book )
29 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 662 libraries worldwide
Social change in Tikopia : re-study of a Polynesian community after a generation by Raymond Firth( Book )
35 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 649 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 )
14 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 627 libraries worldwide
Families and their relatives : kinship in a middle-class sector of London ; an anthropological study by Raymond Firth( Book )
35 editions published between 1969 and 2001 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
Economics of the New Zealand Maori by Raymond Firth( Book )
35 editions published between 1925 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 libraries worldwide
Kinship and social organization by W. H. R Rivers( Book )
23 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and held by 414 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
رايموند فيرث، 1901-2002
ファース, R
Languages
English (997)
German (1)
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