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Geddes, W. R. (William Robert)

Overview
Works: 43 works in 175 publications in 2 languages and 2,502 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Ethnographic films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Producer, Director, fmk, Honoree, Other
Classifications: DS646.3, 301.29593
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Most widely held works about W. R Geddes
 
Most widely held works by W. R Geddes
Nine Dayak nights by W. R Geddes( Book )

47 editions published between 1957 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the way of life, customs, and folklore of the Land Dayaks of Borneo
Migrants of the mountains : the cultural ecology of the Blue Miao (Hmong Njua) of Thailand by W. R Geddes( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peasant life in Communist China by W. R Geddes( Book )

12 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropology in the South Seas; essays presented to H.D. Skinner by J. D Freeman( Book )

11 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...Express our gratitude for Dr. Skinner's teaching and friendship and at the same time commemorate his notable contributions to the advancement of anthropology in New Zealand. A collection of anthropological essays seemed the most fitting tribute we could make, and so it was decided." -- preface
The Land Dayaks of Sarawak; a report on a social economic survey of the Land Dayaks of Sarawak presented to the Colonial Social Science Research Council by W. R Geddes( Book )

25 editions published between 1939 and 1980 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deuba : a study of a Fijian village by W. R Geddes( Book )

14 editions published between 1945 and 2000 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asian perspectives in social science( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Highland heritage : collected essays on upland North Thailand( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Festschrift in honor of William Robert Geddes, anthropological field worker
Kichapi der Tüchtige : eine mythische Erzählung der Dayak von Borneo( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miao year( Visual )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ethnographic study covering the life of a Miao village in northern Thailand throughout the annual growing cycle. Shows such activities as planting and harvesting maize and opium poppies, marriage customs, a funeral ceremony, healing practices of the shaman and making thread from the hemp plant for weaving into clothes and blankets
The Sacred cow of India( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program traces the origin of the sacred cow concept and shows how it is upheld in India, not just by religion but by the practical value of cattle and their products. Covers bull wrestling in the South, the colourful rural Vishnoi people of Rajasthan, the giant cattle fair at Pushkar, the work of oxen and the value of their dung, the ceremonies of Brahmin priests and the Hari Krishna Cult, and the elevation of cows to divine status
The Land Dayaks of Borneo : the village of Mentu Tapua in Sarawak( Visual )

3 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ethnographic study of village life among the Dayak inhabitants of Mentu Tapuh, a border region between Indonesia and Malaysia. Shows scenes of family life, religious ceremonies, recreational pursuits, and economic preoccupations--fishing, harvesting, and canoe-making
Island of the red prawns( Visual )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the culture of one of the Fiji Islands by recording the traditional wedding of the children of two important chieftans. Interspersed with scenes of the wedding preparations and the ceremony are sequences showing local customs, including the making of a huge ceremonial curtain; planting, growing, and harvesting food; fishing methods; and ecstatic dancing on burning coals
Maori and aborigine; a comparison of attitudes and policies by W. R Geddes( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropology in the South Seas. Essays presented to H.D. Skinner. [By various authors.] Edited by J.D. Freeman and W.R. Geddes. [With plates, including a portrait.] by H. D Skinner( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The galah game of Indonesia : a study in diffusion by H. A Holtzappel( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research and the Tribal research Centre by W. R Geddes( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peasant life in Communist China by W. R Geddes( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brides of the gods( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bidayuh or Land Dayak people of Borneo are a democratic people without class divisions, and men and women are of equal status. In the traditional society which existed until the spread of centralised Government control, men gained status through head-hunting. Counterbalancing this enhancement of status for men, the women were honoured through a special ceremony in which men cooperated in making them brides of the gods. Today this ritual has almost disappeared and this film records ceremonies which will not be seen again
An analysis of cultural change in Fiji by W. R Geddes( Book )

2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Nine Dayak nights
Alternative Names
Geddes, W.R.

Geddes, William Robert.

Languages
English (143)

German (5)

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