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Tahitians: Mind and Experience in the Society Islands

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Publisher Comments:

This seminal work in several fields—person-centered anthropology, comparative psychology, and social history—documents the inner life of the Tahitians with sensitivity and insight. At the same time Levy reveals the ways in which private and public worlds interact. Tahitians is an ethnography focused on private but culturally organized behavior resulting in a wealth of material for the understanding of the interaction among historical, cultural, and personal spheres.

"This is a unique addition to anthropological literature. . . . No review could substitute for reading it."—Margaret Mead, American Anthropologist

About the Author

Robert I. Levy is professor of anthropology at the University of California, San Diego.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

I. Orientations

1. The Setting

2. Some Actors

II. Shared Privacy

1. Style, Integrations, and Surfaces

4. Bodies

5. Souls

6. Aspects of Personal Relationships

III. Psychological Abstractions

7. Self and Identity

8. Thinking

9. Feeling

10. Moral Behavior

IV. Organization and Disorganization

11. Fantasy

12. Adjustment and Readjustment

13. Aspects of Growing Up

14. The Question of Maintenance

15. Aspects of Personal Organization

Postscript: Time

Appendix 1: Check Sheet for Psychodynamic Interviews

Appendix 2: Interview Sample: Oro's Second Dream

Glossary

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226476070
Author:
Heyman, Pierre
Author:
Heyman, Pierre
Author:
Levy, Robert
Author:
Levy, Robert I.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Australia & Oceania
Subject:
Ethnopsychology
Subject:
Tahiti
Subject:
Ethnopsychology -- French Polynesia -- Society Islands.
Subject:
Tahitians.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 8
Publication Date:
19750831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 illustrations, 1 map
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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