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Rossel Island : an ethnological study

First published in 1928, this volume provides a study of tribal culture on Rossel Island, with a detailed section devoted to social relationships and monetary system. This is a fascinating book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of anthropology and Melanesian cultures.
Print Book, English, 2011
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Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2011
274 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 22 cm
9781107600256, 1107600251
Author's preface; Introduction A. C. Haddon; 1. Introduction; 2. Material culture; 3. Tribe, clan, and family; 4. The relationship system; 5. The monetary system; 6. Monetary ceremonial; 7. Feasts; 8. Marriage; 9. Death and cannibalism; 10. Ghosts; 11. Religion; 12. Sacred places; 13. Sorcery; 14. Games and songs; 15. Chiefs; Appendices; Index.
Cambridge : University Press, 1928