Culture and society, twenty-four essays. Foreword by Alexander Spoehr.


[Pittsburgh] University of Pittsburgh Press [1965] .

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Subjects Anthropologie.
Anthropology.
Culture.
Ethnologie.
Ethnology.
Description xii, 376 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date [1965]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-369).
Also available on the Internet.
Contents 1. Anthropology and its sister sciences: The science of human learning, society, culture, and personality -- Sociology and anthropology -- British social anthropology -- Anthropology and its contribution to public health -- 2. The nature of culture: The science of culture -- Fundamental characteristics of culture -- The common denominator of cultures -- 3. Dynamics of cultural change: How culture changes -- Cultural evolution -- Cultural relativity -- Changing emphases in social structure -- 4. Social organization: Double descent -- Cognatic forms of social organization -- Social organization of the Tenino -- Social organization of Truk -- Anthropology in Micronesia -- 5. Religion, ceremonial, and recreation: Tenino shamanism -- Rank and potlatch among the Haida -- Waging baseball in Truk -- 6. Cross-cultural comparison: Anthropology as a comparative science -- Comparative data on the division of labor by sex -- Family stability in non-European cultures -- Cross-language parallels in parental kin terms -- Political moieties.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)268738
(OCoLC)ocm00268738
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WorldCat Identities Murdock, George Peter, 1897-1985.
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