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First published in 1939 and long out of print, this book remains unique as the only full and detailed account by a social anthropologist of a complete pagan Polynesian ritual cycle. This new single-volume edition omits some of the Tikopia vernacular texts, but includes a new theoretical introduction; postscripts have also been supplied to some of the chapters comparing the performances of 1928-9 with those witnessed by Professor Firth on his second visit to Tikopia in 1952. There is a specially written Epilogue on the final eclipse of the traditional ritual, based on a third visit by the author during the summer of 1966.
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Raymond Firth is Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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Book Description Bloomsbury Academic, 1967. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110485195011
Book Description Bloomsbury Academic, 1967. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0485195011