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Spiro, Melford E.

Overview
Works: 96 works in 509 publications in 6 languages and 13,056 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Honoree
Classifications: HX765.P3, 294.39109591
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Most widely held works about Melford E Spiro
 
Most widely held works by Melford E Spiro
Kibbutz: venture in Utopia by Melford E Spiro( Book )

72 editions published between 1956 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of the kibbutz by Melford E Spiro( Book )

75 editions published between 1958 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover-title: Children of the kibbutz; a study in child training and personality
Buddhism and society; a great tradition and its Burmese vicissitudes by Melford E Spiro( Book )

42 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender and culture : kibbutz women revisited by Melford E Spiro( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Context and meaning in cultural anthropology by Melford E Spiro( Book )

21 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In honour of A. Irving Hallowell
Burmese supernaturalism; a study in the explanation and reduction of suffering by Melford E Spiro( Book )

14 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinship and marriage in Burma : a cultural and psychodynamic analysis by Melford E Spiro( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus in the Trobriands by Melford E Spiro( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and human nature : theoretical papers of Melford E. Spiro by Melford E Spiro( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shou ji le mei guo sheng die ge jia zhou da xue ren lei xue xi quan wei jiao shou, zhu ming de ren lei xue jiaM. E. si pi luo de 12 pian li lun wen zhang, ji zhong le you guan wen hua yu ren xing, gong neng fen xi yu zong jiao deng fang mian de li lun
Gender ideology and psychological reality : an essay on cultural reproduction by Melford E Spiro( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why do members of a society espouse culturally constituted beliefs that are at odds with their personal interests and experiences? In this book Melford Spiro, a psychological anthropologist, answers this question by investigating ideologies of gender and sex relations in Burma, according to which men are superior and women are morally and sexually dangerous - despite the reality that women enjoy high economic, legal, and social status. Spiro argues that these sexist ideologies - prevalent in most of the human world - are an expression of male anxieties and insecurities." "Spiro propose a theory of cultural reproduction that is an alternative to the enculturation model of radical cultural determinism. He postulates that cultural systems are reproduced only insofar as they are internalized by members of society and that this occurs if these systems resonate with members' conscious and unconscious beliefs and desires or are employed by them as a resource for the construction of defense mechanisms. He compares his firsthand observations of a Burmese village to extensive data from a wide array of other societies (including our own) and argues that this explanation applies to all societies."--Jacket
An atoll culture; ethnography of Ifaluk in the central Carolines by Edwin G Burrows( Book )

21 editions published between 1953 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personality and the cultural construction of society : papers in honor of Melford E. Spiro by David K Jordan( Book )

13 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burmese supernaturalism by Melford E Spiro( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropological other or Burmese brother? : studies in cultural analysis by Melford E Spiro( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On symbols in anthropology : essays in honor of Harry Hoijer, 1980 by James W Fernandez( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trobriands : OL06( )

in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trobriand Islanders are indigenous people living on four islands in the northeastern part of Papua New Guinea in Milne Bay Province: Kiriwina, Kaileuna, Kitava, and Vakuta. There are 56 documents in this collection with two time foci, ca. 1915 when the islands, especially Kiriwina, were studied by Bronislaw Malinowski and ca. 1970-1990 when Kiriwina was studied by Annette Weiner. Data on the other islands and works by other authors are also included
Culture et nature humaine by Melford E Spiro( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polémica sobre el origen y la universalidad de la familia by Claude Lévi-Strauss( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in Spanish and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fo jiao yu she hui : yi ge da chuan tong bing qi zai Mian dian de bian qian by Melford E Spiro( Book )

2 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in Chinese and English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symposium on new approaches to the study of religion by American Ethnological Society( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 1971 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Buddhism and society; a great tradition and its Burmese vicissitudes
Alternative Names
Melford Spiro Amerikaans antropoloog (1920-2014)

Melford Spiro Amerykański antropolog kulturowy

Melford Spiro antropologo e storico delle religioni statunitense

Melford Spiro US-amerikanischer Kulturanthropologe

Spiro, Melford.

Spiro, Melford Elliot

Spiro, Melford Elliot 1920-

Spiro, Melford Elliott.

スパイロ, メルフォード・E

メルフォード・スパイロ

史拜羅麥爾福 1920-

麥爾福.史拜羅 1920-

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Buddhism and society; a great tradition and its Burmese vicissitudesGender and culture : kibbutz women revisitedOedipus in the TrobriandsGender ideology and psychological reality : an essay on cultural reproductionPersonality and the cultural construction of society : papers in honor of Melford E. Spiro