We the Tikopia

A sociological study of kinship in primitive Polynesia

By Raymond Firth

© 2004 – Routledge

666 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415511285
pub: 2011-12-13
Hardback: 9780415330206
pub: 2004-02-26

About the Book

Recognized as a major work when first published, this title has, over the years, become a classic. Forming the basis of modern social anthropology, We the Tikiopia stands in the forefront of its literature.

The book is an excellent example of fieldwork analysis of a primitive society; a complete account of the working of a primitive kinship system; and an exhaustive and sophisticated study of Polynesian social institutions.

First published in 1936.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General