Poetic and Musical Art of a Polynesian People of the Solomon Islands
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Tikopia Songs by Raymond Firth
Book DescriptionSir Raymond Firth is one of the most distinguished British anthropologists, and one internationally acclaimed. His work here forms part of one of the fullest and most professional ethnographic accounts by any anthropologist of a non-industrial people, an account which extends over many years. This book is about the songs of a Western Pacific people, the Tikopia, who not so long ago lived entirely on a small remote island of the Solomons. Their songs vary from lively dance chants to mournful funeral laments. All are novel to western ears. The book provides about 100 examples, in text and translation. It also discusses the relation of the songs to the social life of the people, and it includes an analysis of the structure of their music, by Mervyn McLean, a noted musicologist.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521032056
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Raymond Firth
Capital, Saving and Credit in Peasant Societies, Paperback (April 2014)
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.
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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