First published in 1929, Raymond Firth’s original and insightful study offers an incredibly detailed account of the social and economic organisation of the Maori people before their contact with Western civilisation.
Bridging the gap between anthropology and economics, the work covers the class structure, land system, industry, methods of co-operative labour, exchange and distribution, and the psychological foundations of Maori society. This reissue will be welcomed by all students of anthropology and anyone interested the history of the Maori people.
1. The Study of Primitive Economics 2. The Maori and his Economic Resources 3. Social Structure and Economic Organization 4. The Psychology of Work 5. The Nature of Maori Industry 6. The Organization of Production 7. Magic in Economics 8. The Distribution of Goods and Payment for Labour 9. The Feast 10. The Ownership and Command of Wealth 11. The Land 12. The Exchange of Gifts 13. Native Tracks and Canoe-Ways 14. The Economic Aspect of Culture Change 15. The Maori Community
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