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Publisher: Routledge (November 12, 2012)
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First released in 1967, this booklet supplies the various culmination of the author's examine of Tikopia methods of proposal because the results of 3 box expeditions. so much Polynesians grew to become Christians greater than a century in the past yet Tikopia had a considerable pagan inhabitants until eventually relatively fresh years. This book of essays describes rites and ideology of a those who nonetheless maintained their conventional associations distant from civilization. reviews of totemism, of magic and of ideals within the destiny of the soul within the afterworld, not in simple terms throw new mild on Polynesian attitudes yet also contribute a few novel rules to the translation of ordinary theoretical difficulties in social anthropology. stories of hearsay, suicide, and a brand new essay on spirit mediumship, additionally supply hyperlinks among social anthropology and psychology. A common evaluate in keeping with the author's stopover at in 1966 describes the trendy place after the adoption of Christianity.