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The People of Alor: A Social-Psychological Study of an East Indian Island

Du Bois, Cora

Published by University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, 1944
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good - Fine. xv, 654 pp, preface, list of b&w illustrations, PART 1. INTRODUCTION: 1. The Problem, 2. The Setting. PART 2. PSYCHO-CULTURAL SYNTHESIS: 3. Infancy: From Birth to Walking, 4. Early Childhood: From Walking to Wearing a Loincloth, 5. Late Childhood: From Loincloth to Thoughts of Marriage, 6. Adolescence, Marriage, and Sex, 7. Adults and Institutions, 8. Some Psychological Aspects of Religion, 9. Some Personality Determinants in Alorese Culture. PART 3. AUTOBIOGRAPHIES (Analyses by Abram Kardiner). PROCEDURE AND PRESENTATION: 10. Mangma The Genealogist, 11. Rilpada the Seer, 12. Malelaka the Prophet, 13. Fantan the Interpreter, 14. Tilapada, 15. Lomani, 16. Kolangkalieta, 17. Kolmani the Seeress, 18. Conclusions to the Autobiographies. PART 4. DESCRIPTIVE NORMS AND RANGES: 19. Results of the Porteus Maze Tests, 20. Word Associations, 21. Rorschach's Experiment and the Alorese by Emil Oberholzer. Note on Pronunciations, index. Second Printing. From 1937- 1939, Du Bois lived and conducted research on the island of Alor, part of the Netherlands East Indies, now Indonesia. She collected detailed case studies, life-history interviews, and administered various personality tests (including Rorschach tests), which she interpreted in collaboration with Kardiner. One of her major theoretical advances in this work was the concept of modal personality structure. With this notion she modified earlier ideas in the Culture and Personality school of anthropology on "basic personality structure" by demonstrating that, while there is always individual variation within a culture, each culture favors the development of a particular type or types, which will be the most common within that culture. Inked name and addresses on front paste down. Two 3/4" closed tears top edge dj with only the slightest wear to top most edge spine of same, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Tan cloth with brown and tan decorative motif to front and rear boards at hinge and brown lettering to spine. Size: Large 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 001651

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Title: The People of Alor: A Social-Psychological ...

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

Publication Date: 1944

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good - Fine

Edition: Second Printing.

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