Tikopia Songs

This book is about the songs of a Western Pacific people, the Tikopia, who until recently lived entirely on a small remote island of the Solomons. Their songs vary from lively dance chants to mournful funeral laments.

Tikopia Songs

Sir Raymond Firth is the most distinguished living British anthropologist, and one also internationally acclaimed. His latest work forms part of one of the fullest and most professional ethnographic accounts by any anthropologist of a nonindustrial people, an account which extends over many years. This book is about the songs of a Western Pacific people, the Tikopia, who until recently lived entirely on a small remote island of the Solomons. Their songs vary from lively dance chants to mournful funeral laments. All are novel to western ears. The book provides about 100 examples in text and in translation, discusses the relationship of the songs to the social life of the people, and includes an analysis of the structure of their music by Mervyn McClean, a noted musicologist. A cassette which reproduces about 30 of the songs that appear in the book is also available.

Tikopia Songs

This book is about the songs of a Western Pacific people, the Tikopia, who until recently lived entirely on a small remote island of the Solomons. Their songs vary from lively dance chants to mournful funeral laments.

Tikopia Songs

Sir Raymond Firth is the most distinguished living British anthropologist, and one also internationally acclaimed. His latest work forms part of one of the fullest and most professional ethnographic accounts by any anthropologist of a nonindustrial people, an account which extends over many years. This book is about the songs of a Western Pacific people, the Tikopia, who until recently lived entirely on a small remote island of the Solomons. Their songs vary from lively dance chants to mournful funeral laments. All are novel to western ears. The book provides about 100 examples in text and in translation, discusses the relationship of the songs to the social life of the people, and includes an analysis of the structure of their music by Mervyn McClean, a noted musicologist. A cassette which reproduces about 30 of the songs that appear in the book is also available.

South Pacific Oral Traditions

IV SEX AND SLANDER IN TIKOPIA SONG : PUBLIC ANTAGONISM AND PRIVATE INTRIGUE Raymond Firth Tikopia , a small Polynesian ... Nor was any great importance attached to the quality of a voice ; memory for songs and vocal power were the ...

South Pacific Oral Traditions

"This collection of articles touches upon some important issues in humanistic anthropology.... Folklorists, students of comparative literature, and anthropologists can all find something of interest in these essays." -- American Anthropologist "Superbly edited, impeccably researched, and discriminatingly tied together as a coherent gathering of insight, the volume is a welcome addition to a significant field of study that is only now beginning to appreciate the finer achievements of the South Pacific's unique contribution." -- Rongorongo Studies "... the defining collection on contemporary verbal arts in Oceania.... of real value to scholars concerned with the relationships between verbal art, social change, gender, power, [and] social organization." -- Don Brenneis "... it will be welcome to historians of the South Pacific and useful to others grappling with problems of oral tradition." -- Journal of Interdisciplinary History "The volume abundantly illustrates the continuing vitality of oral traditions in the South Pacific, as well as the continuing wealth these traditions provide for researchers." -- Pacific Affairs

We the Tikopia

DIRGES FOR DEAD KIN 2.84 Song-making in Tikopia. Songs as an expression of kinship. Dirges for parents and children. Dirges for other relatives. IX. Co-oPERATION AND CONSTRAINT IN MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIPS 305 How children bind alfinal kin ...

We the Tikopia

Recognized as a major work when first published, this title has, over the years, become a classic. Forming the basis of modern social anthropology, We the Tikiopia stands in the forefront of its literature. The book is an excellent example of fieldwork analysis of a primitive society; a complete account of the working of a primitive kinship system; and an exhaustive and sophisticated study of Polynesian social institutions. First published in 1936.

Weavers of Song

Tikopia Firth , Raymond ( with Mervyn McLean ) , 1990. Tikopia Songs : Poetic and Musical Art of a Polynesian People of the Solomon Islands . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . McLean , Mervyn , 1991. The Structure of Tikopia ...

Weavers of Song

This work is a study of Polynesian music illustrated by music examples and photographs.

The Music and Dance of the World s Religions

3676. Emory , K. " Tuamotuan Chants and Songs from Napuka . " In Directions in Pacific Traditional Literature , Adrienne L. Kaeppler , ed . Honolulu , HI : Bishop Museum Press , 1976 . 3677. Firth , Raymond . Tikopia Ritual and Belief .

The Music and Dance of the World s Religions

The first of its kind, this book contains 3,816 references to the music and dance of the world's religions, large and small, tribal, regional, and global.

Songs from the Second Float

Travel in the direction of Liuaniua is referred to in one Takü song; the antiquity of the persons identified in the poetry ... voyage to Takü from Samoa, and it is referred to in a lü song commemorating a journey from Takü to Tikopia.16 ...

Songs from the Second Float

This book, based on fieldwork spanning a decade, gives a comprehensive analysis of the musical life of a unique Polynesian community whose geographical isolation, together with a local ban on missionaries and churches, combine to allow its 600 members to maintain a level of traditional cultural practices unique to the region. continues to be practiced. This book explores the many ways in which spirit activities impact on both domestic and ritual life, how group singing and dancing give audible and visible expression to a variety of religious beliefs, and how spirit mediums relay songs and dances from the recent dead. Taku's community is well able to articulate the significance of their own strong performance tradition, and this book allows expert singers and dancers to speak passionately for themselves on subjects they understand intimately. landmark volumes on Samoan and Tongan music, and also his trilogy on Australian Aboriginal music, this work will be of immense value to Pacific studies and will assume a place among the recognized staples of ethnomusicological research.

Social Change in Tikopia

This point wasparticularly significant in a society such as Tikopia, where not merely good taste but specific ... Some songs were composed specially for the occasion, in particular when itwas givena formal shape as a festival; ...

Social Change in Tikopia

Re-visiting Tikopia a decade after his first visit, Raymond Firth here examines what impact the forces of modernization had on Tikopia society with regard to economics, law, politics and social affairs. Suffering a famine whilst there, the author also examined the issues of responsibility for the famine; problems of distribution in ceremonial and ritual; institutional developments from the famine. Originally published in 1959.

Fifty Key Anthropologists

His humanism, his warm understanding of the people of Tikopia and his obvious affection for some of them (Firth 1960) ... Dictionary (1985); and songs and stories in History and Traditions of Tikopia (1961) and Tikopia Songs (1991).

Fifty Key Anthropologists

Fifty Key Anthropologists surveys the life and work of some of the most influential figures in anthropology. The entries, written by an international range of expert contributors, represent the diversity of thought within the subject, incorporating both classic theorists and more recent anthropological thinkers. Names discussed include: Clifford Geertz Bronislaw Malinowski Zora Neale Hurston Sherry B. Ortner Claude Lévi-Strauss Rodney Needham Mary Douglas Marcel Mauss This accessible A-Z guide contains helpful cross-referencing, a timeline of key dates and schools of thought, and suggestions for further reading. It will be of interest to students of anthropology and related subjects wanting a succinct overview of the ideas and impact of key anthropologists who have helped to shape the discipline.

Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology

His humanism, his warm understanding of the people of Tikopia, and his obvious affection for some of them, ... ma Taranga Fakainglisi (Tikopia-English Dictionary, 1985); and songs and stories in History and Traditions of Tikopia ...

Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology

Social and cultural anthropology and archaeology are rich subjects with deep connections in the social and physical sciences. Over the past 150 years, the subject matter and different theoretical perspectives have expanded so greatly that no single individual can command all of it. Consequently, both advanced students and professionals may be confronted with theoretical positions and names of theorists with whom they are only partially familiar, if they have heard of them at all. Students, in particular, are likely to turn to the web to find quick background information on theorists and theories. However, most web-based information is inaccurate and/or lacks depth. Students and professionals need a source to provide a quick overview of a particular theory and theorist with just the basics—the "who, what, where, how, and why," if you will. In response, SAGE Reference plans to publish the two-volume Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia. Features & Benefits: Two volumes containing approximately 335 signed entries provide users with the most authoritative and thorough reference resource available on anthropology theory, both in terms of breadth and depth of coverage. To ease navigation between and among related entries, a Reader's Guide groups entries thematically and each entry is followed by Cross-References. In the electronic version, the Reader's Guide combines with the Cross-References and a detailed Index to provide robust search-and-browse capabilities. An appendix with a Chronology of Anthropology Theory allows students to easily chart directions and trends in thought and theory from early times to the present. Suggestions for Further Reading at the end of each entry and a Master Bibliography at the end guide readers to sources for more detailed research and discussion.

Musics of Many Cultures

Such poetic laments are sometimes included in ceremonial dance songs , exchanging their lament - style musical decoration for ... In the ritual music of Tikopia called fuatanga there are two diverse styles of musical content .

Musics of Many Cultures

Discusses the instruments and folk musics of Korea, Japan, Thailand, India, Polynesia, Australia, Africa, and South America

The Mythology Book

bound Tikopian society IN BRIEF ommunal rites known as THEME Gods and society the Work of the Gods C together at every ... in Tikopia, 1970; Kafika chief, and a woman from and Tikopia Songs, with Mervyn McLean, 1990. neighboring Faea.

The Mythology Book

Explore eighty of the world's greatest myths and characters, from the gods of Greek mythology to the Norse heroes, retold and explained with engaging text and bold graphics. From early creation stories to classical hero narratives and the recurring theme of the afterlife, experience each myth and unravel the meanings behind the stories, getting to the heart of the importance of mythology to different cultures worldwide. More than just stories, myths are a testament to the amazing creativity of humans striving to explain and make sense of the world around them. Here you will discover Zeus, god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods, and Loki, the cunning trickster with a knack for causing havoc, aided by his ability to change shape and gender. Beyond the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greek, Roman, and Norse myths, this book delves into the stories of the Australian aborigines, the Cherokee, and the Aztecs, each brimming with amazing characters and insights into human existence. This newest title in the bestselling Big Ideas series pairs engaging visual style with global coverage of world myths - profiling everything from the well-known tales of the Greeks, Norsemen, and Egyptians to the legends of the Caribbean, the Americas, Oceania, and East Asia - bringing the wisdom of the ages to life.

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows

1967 ) ; Tikopia Ritual and Belief ( 1967 ) ; Rank and Religion in Tikopia ( 1970 ) , and History and Traditions of Tikopia ( 1970 ) ... with co - authors , include Tikopia String Figures ( 1970 , with Honor Maude ) , Tikopia Songs ( 1990 ...

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows

Volume 124 of the Proceedings of the British Academy contains 19 obituaries of recently deceased Fellows of the British Academy.

Dancing Dying Crawling Crying

A famous Tikopian went to Fiji in the nineteenth century and fought with the warrior , Cakabou . All this and much more is preserved in songs and dances . There are also songs about Rotuma in Fiji and about bringing a certain kind of ...

Dancing  Dying  Crawling  Crying

"Largely by reason of its isolation, the tiny volcanic island of Tikopia in the South Pacific, has managed to retain its traditional Polynesian culture far more than most Pacific islands. Almost seventy years after the life of the island community was detailed by anthropology student Raymond (later Sir Raymond) Firth, the present author, Julian Treadaway, made several visits to Tikopia, sharing the life of his Tikopian host families for many months at a time, and noting remarkable continuity with the time of Firth's visits and even before. Comparing the present with the past observed by these earlier visitors, Treadaway's stories provide a fascinating account of this continuity and change. With a meticulously observant yet empathetic eye and an easy style, Treadaway records the day-to-day life of the community - detailing the distinctive marriage, funeral, circumcision and other ceremonies; everyday activities such as house-building and growing, catching and preparing food; and unique Tikopian customs of, amongst other things, crawling into houses and ritualistic crying. Through these stories he poses the question that hangs over Tikopia and all such communities: how best can traditional societies benefit from the modern world without completely losing their distinctive culture and identity?"--Cover.

Polynesia in Early Historic Times

Most Tikopian songs were of one of two types : mako , those that were sung on occasions of pleasure and recreation ... The Tikopia have been completely uninterested in ... parallel development of syllabic endings or phrase alignments .

Polynesia in Early Historic Times

Offers descriptions of all major aspects of Polynesian cultures, including tools, crafts, sexual activity, warfare, clans, kinship, social stratification, cosmologies, buildings, and watercraft.

Songs of Tikopia

Songs of Tikopia


Leadership and Change in the Western Pacific

(1959) Social Change in Tikopia: Restudy of a Polynesian community after a Generation, London: George Allen and Unwin. ... (1991) Tikopia Songs: Poetic and Musical Art of a Polynesian People of the Solomon Islands, Cambridge Studies in ...

Leadership and Change in the Western Pacific

An ethnographic exploration of the rise of new forms of leadership at community and national levels with islanders are synthesising traditional and Western models.

Singing the Past

And Raymond Firth remarks in his study of the songs of the Tikopia people of Polynesia: “in Tikopia a poem is composed as a song. Indeed, to treat a Tikopia song simply as a poem, a patterned arrangement of words without recognised ...

Singing the Past

Oral epic poetry is still performed by Turkic singers in Central Asia. On trips to the region, Karl Reichl collected heroic poems from the Uzbek, Kazakh, and Karakalpak oral traditions. Through a close analysis of these Turkic works, he shows that they are typologically similar to heroic poetry in Old English, Old High German, and Old French and that they can offer scholars new insights into the oral background of these medieval texts. Reichl draws on his research in Central Asia to discuss questions regarding performance as well as the singers' training, role in society, and repertoire. He asserts that heroic poetry and epic are primarily concerned with the interpretation of the past in song: the courageous deeds of ancestors, the search for tribal and societal roots, and the definition and transmission of cultural values. Reichl finds that in these traditions the heroic epic is part of a generic system that includes historical and eulogistic poetry as well as heroic lays, a view that has diachronic implications for medieval poetry. Singing the Past reminds readers that because much medieval poetry was composed for oral recitation, both the Turkic and the medieval heroic poems must always be appreciated as poetry in performance, as sound listened to, as words spoken or sung.

Taranga Fakatikopia Ma Taranga Fakainglisi

An important medium for the display of loan words in Tikopia has been songs . Tikopia themselves have told me that they like to use foreign words in songs . The poetic license of a song offers the composer an opportunity to " show off ...

Taranga Fakatikopia Ma Taranga Fakainglisi

A small island in the Solomon Islands group, Tikopia is in Melanesia but its culture and language are Polynesian. This comprehensive dictionary with its copious examples is a useful contribution to comparative linguistics.