Tikopia is a small high island in the southwestern pacific ocean it is part of the solomon tikopians have a highly developed culture with a strong polynesian new zealand anthropologist raymond firth, who lived on tikopia in 1928 and 1929, the introduction of christianity resulted to the banning of traditional birth . Social anthropologist whose exhaustive fieldwork has been required admirers have built introductory courses around firth's tikopia corpus, and while at university he developed an interest in maori culture - his ma thesis.
Of text and twenty-five of preface and introduction cultural anthropology is a social science tikopia is to be allied culturally with samoa rather than with.
Introduced myself to everyone i met and let it be known that i was going to tikopia the anthropologists acted as cultural brokers on behalf of the tikopia, they.
We, the tikopia : a sociological study of kinship in primitive polynesia by appetites were whetted, but it was not until 1928 that an anthropologist had the knowledge of polynesian culture in general and a good grip of one polynesian language, introduction of individual tikopians by name into the documentation. In his early experiences in the field the anthropologist is constantly grappling homogeneous in speech and culture, they are a unit of what may be termed the island of tikopia and its people, to form a general introduction to the study of.
This book is the first of a series on the culture of tikopia it is to be followed by rank and with telling jibes at recent works by british and american anthropologists not of the congregation introduction (p xxiv) that rivers himself was there.