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Look Inside Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits

Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits

Volume 5. Sociology, Magic and Religion of the Western Islanders

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A. C. Haddon, W. H. R. Rivers, C. G. Seligmann, A. Wilkin
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  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521179898

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About the Authors
  • Alfred Cort Haddon (1855–1940) was a highly influential British anthropologist and ethnologist who was instrumental in the foundation of a school of anthropology at Cambridge University. During 1898 and 1899, Haddon led an expedition which conducted ethnographical research in the Torres Strait, New Guinea, and Borneo. The main results of this expedition were compiled in a series of volumes, containing contributions from a diverse range of specialists. Originally published in 1904, this is the fifth in that series. The text contains information on the societies and belief structures of the indigenous peoples living in the western islands of the Strait. A large number of illustrative figures are also included, demonstrating a broad variety of traditional practices. This is a fascinating book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in the development of anthropology and ethnology.

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    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521179898
    • length: 456 pages
    • dimensions: 279 x 23 x 210 mm
    • weight: 1.02kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction A. C. Haddon
    1. Folk tales A. C. Haddon
    Genealogical tables W. H. R. Rivers
    2. Genealogies W. H. R. Rivers
    3. Kinship W. H. R. Rivers
    4. Totemism A. C. Haddon and W. H. R. Rivers
    5. Birth and childhood customs C. G. Seligmann
    6. Women's puberty customs C. G. Seligmann
    7. Initiation A. C. Haddon
    8. Courtship and marriage A. C. Haddon
    9. The regulation of marriage W. H. R. Rivers
    10. Funeral ceremonies A. C. Haddon
    11. Regulation of public life A. C. Haddon
    12. Morals A. C. Haddon
    13. Personal names W. H. R. Rivers
    14. Land tenure and inheritance A. Wilkin
    15. Trade A. C. Haddon
    16. Warfare A. C. Haddon and A. Wilkin
    17. Tales of the war-path A. Wilkin
    18. Magic and religion A. C. Haddon, C. G. Seligmann and A. Wilkin.

  • Authors

    A. C. Haddon

    W. H. R. Rivers

    C. G. Seligmann

    A. Wilkin


    A. C. Haddon, W. H. R. Rivers, C. G. Seligmann, A. Wilkin

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