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Oliver, Douglas L.

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Works: 96 works in 419 publications in 6 languages and 8,379 library holdings
Genres: History  Outlines and syllabi  Sources  Diaries  Poetry  Dictionaries  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Dedicatee, Composer, Other
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Most widely held works about Douglas L Oliver
 
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Most widely held works by Douglas L Oliver
The Pacific Islands by Douglas L Oliver( Book )

93 editions published between 1951 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Solomon Island society : kinship and leadership among the Siuai of Bougainville by Douglas L Oliver( Book )

32 editions published between 1955 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oceania : the native cultures of Australia and the Pacific Islands by Douglas L Oliver( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Tahitian society by Douglas L Oliver( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polynesia in early historic times by Douglas L Oliver( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Invitation to anthropology by Douglas L Oliver( Book )

9 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bougainville : a personal history by Douglas L Oliver( Book )

13 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4e de couv.: Just ten years ago this obscure western Pacific island was classed by New Guinea standards as "undeveloped". Now unimagined wealth is being released by a vast copper mining project which has brought about profound changes in the islanders' traditional ways of life. What will be the future for the proud, intelligent Bougainville people? As Papua New Guinea races towards political independence, what will become of the island on which the full weight of the pressure for change is focused? An eminent anthropologist who has known Bougainville for thirty-five years, Professor Oliver is uniquely qualified to foreshadow the future. Sensitively, and with the ease and simplicity of familiarity, he evokes an ancient society, its two centuries of contact with alien European influences, and its current dilemme. Events are moving apace; hence the epilogue, written only weeks before publication. Here, liberally illustrated, is the story for all readers of a microcosm of global social change
Native cultures of the Pacific Islands by Douglas L Oliver( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This abridgment of Oliver's Oceania: The Native Cultures of Australia and the Pacific Islands is intended for college-level courses on precontact anthropology, history, economy, and politics of the Pacific, excluding Australia"--Publisher's description
Return to Tahiti : Bligh's second breadfruit voyage by William Bligh( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Tahitian villages : a study in comparisons by Douglas L Oliver( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2e de couv.: This book is based on two years of field study supplemented by the archival research that went into the writing of the author's three-volume Ancient Tahitian Society. It has three objectives: -to describe in detail the activities and social relations of rural Tahitians in the mid-twentieth century; -to do so by the method of "controlled comparison"; and in doing so -to focus on the economies of the villagers studied. The ways of life portrayed in these pages were products of nearly two centuries of contact between Polynesians and Europeans, but still contained many features of the aboriginal culture described in Ancient Tahitian Society. Subsequent to the field study, however, these islands were subjected to new and much more massive kinds of outside influences (mainly those resulting from expanded tourism and from France's nuclear experiments nearby), so that much of what is described in this book has disappeared, which lends extra value to the description - another relic to be placed in the Museum of Humanity's Past. Because of anthropologist's inability (and unwillingness) to conduct sufficiently controlled experiments upon the societies they study, the method of controlled comparison employed in writing this book has been proposed as the sole means of arriving at scientific generalizations. It is left to the reader to judge whether this opinion has been confirmed. As for the book's focus on the "economics of village life," an effort has been made to broaden the applicability and the usefulness of this way of viewing human societies-large or small industrialized or "primitive."
Black islanders : a personal perspective of Bougainville, 1937-1991 by Douglas L Oliver( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planning Micronesia's future : a summary of the United States Commercial Company's Economic survey of Micronesia, 1946 by United States Commercial Company( Book )

14 editions published between 1950 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in the anthropology of Bougainville, Solomon Islands by Douglas L Oliver( Book )

21 editions published between 1949 and 1970 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rank and status in Polynesia and Melanesia : essays in honor of Professor Douglas Oliver by Douglas L Oliver( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Boy Scouts in Africa, on safari with Martin Johnson by Robert Dick Douglas( Book )

7 editions published between 1928 and 2015 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Somatic variability and human ecology on Bougainville, Solomon Islands by Douglas L Oliver( Book )

4 editions published between 1954 and 1956 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of modernization in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea by Douglas L Oliver( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effect of contact with European culture on the Bougainvillians' goals for material wellbeing
Studies in the anthropology of Bougainville, Solomon Islands by Douglas L Oliver( Book )

10 editions published between 1949 and 1970 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An annotated word list of the Motuna language (Bougainville, Papua New Guinea) by Masayuki Onishi( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and Papuan and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big-men and business : entrepreneurship and economic growth in the New Guinea highlands by Ben R Finney( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Native cultures of the Pacific Islands
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Native cultures of the Pacific IslandsReturn to Tahiti : Bligh's second breadfruit voyageBlack islanders : a personal perspective of Bougainville, 1937-1991
Alternative Names
Oliver, D. L. 1913-

Oliver Douglas

Oliver, Douglas 1913-

Oliver, Douglas, 1913-2009

Oliver, Douglas L.

Oliver, Douglas L. 1913-

Oliver Douglas Llewellyn

Oliver, Douglas Llewellyn 1913-

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