Essays on Social Organisation and Values
By (author) Raymond Firth
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Essays on Social Organisation and Values by Raymond Firth
Book DescriptionIn this volume Professor Firth has brought together and commented upon a number of his papers on anthropological subjects published over the last thirty years. All these essays relate in different ways to his continuing interest in the study of social process, especially in the significance within a social context of individual choice and decision. Although some specialist studies are included, e.g. the group of papers dealing with the Polynesian island of Tikopia, the main themes of the book are broad ones and there are important general essays on such topics as social change; social structure and organization; modern society in relation to scientific and technological progress; and the study of values, mysticism, and religion by anthropologists. There is also a hitherto unpublished chapter on anthropology as a developing science.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859738948
(216mm x 138mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1969
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Symbols, Paperback (December 2013)
Raymond Firth has long been internationally known for his field research in the Solomons and Malaysia, and for his theoretical work on kinship, economics and religion. Here, from a new angle, he has produced a broad survey of the study of symbolic ideas and behaviour.
Themes in Economic Anthropology, Paperback (October 2013)View all books by Raymond Firth
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.
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Author Biography - Raymond Firth
The author is Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a fellow of the British Academy.
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