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- DescriptionSir Raymond Firth is one of the most distinguished British anthropologists, and one internationally acclaimed. His work here forms part of one of the fullest and most professional ethgraphic accounts by any anthropologist of a n-industrial people, an account which extends over many years. This book is about the songs of a Western Pacific people, the Tikopia, who t so long ago lived entirely on a small remote island of the Solomons. Their songs vary from lively dance chants to mournful funeral laments. All are vel to western ears. The book provides about 100 examples, in text and translation. It also discusses the relation of the songs to the social life of the people, and it includes an analysis of the structure of their music, by Mervyn McLean, a ted musicologist.
- Author(s)Raymond Firth
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication22/02/1991
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleCambridge Studies in Oral and Literate Culture
- Series Part/Volume Numberv. 20
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note20 b/w illus.
- Weight650 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Series Edited byPeter Burke,Ruth Finnegan
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