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Aboriginal Siberia

Aboriginal Siberia

M. A. Czaplicka

Are there any true aborigines in Siberia, as there are in Africa and Australia? Aboriginal Siberia : a study in social anthropology, sets out to answer this question. In doing so, the author covers subjects such as Ethno-geography, Sociology, Religion and Pathology. An academic work by a student of Anthropology.

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The Aborigines of Western Australia

The Aborigines of Western Australia

Albert F. Calvert

This short book looks at the life and beliefs of The Aborigines of Western Australia. As with most of the books from this era and dealing with this type of subject, you have to be wary of the racism that underlines them. That said, the author was well intentioned. Calvert, who lists literally dozens of academic affiliations on the title page, does…

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Ancient Society

Lewis H. Morgan

Ancient Society is a book which builds on the data about kinship and social organization presented in Morgan’s 1871 ‘Systems of Consanguinity and Affinity of the Human Family’. It develops his theory of the three stages of human progress, i.e., from Savagery through Barbarism to Civilization. Contemporary European social theorists such as Karl Marx…

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The Australian Race

Edward M. Curr

The Australian race: its origin, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia, and the routes by which it spread itself over that continent. This is volume 3 of 4 volumes. This book takes us through vast areas of Australia, telling us about the life, languages, etc of that particular area. Includes lists of regional words, alongside their English…

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Bihar Peasant Life

George A. Grierson

From the Preface: ‘While this work professes to be a catalogue of the names used by the Bihar peasant for the things surrounding him in his daily life, yet, in order to relieve the dryness which such a mere list would possess, the writer has attempted to give a description, more or less complete, of that life and of its character and incidents…

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Chinigchinich

Chinigchinich

Friar Geronimo Boscana

Chinigchinich is an ethnographic account of the culture and religious beliefs of the native Californians in the vicinity of the famous mission San Juan Capistrano. Boscana was a bigot and a racist (he describes the Indians as being like monkeys). However, he lived among them for decades and obviously had an inquisitive mind and a…

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