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The Little Community and Peasant Society and Culture

This volume combines two classic works of anthropology. The Little Community draws on the author’s own notable studies of the villages of Tepoztlan and Chan Kom to explore the means by which scientists try to understand human communities. It contains, wrote Margaret Mead, "the essence of Robert Redfield’s multifaceted contributions to the place of community studies in social science." Peasant Society and Culture outlines a speculative foundation for the emergence of anthropology from the study of isolated primitive tribes.

288 pages | 5.5 x 8.5 | © 1960

Anthropology: Cultural and Social Anthropology

Table of Contents

The Little Community As:
I. A Whole
II. An Ecological System
III. Social Structure
IV. A Typical Biography
V. A Kind of Person
VI. An Outlook on Life
VII. A History
VIII. A Community within Communities
IX. A Combination of Opposites
X. Whole and Parts
Pesasant Society and Culture
I. Anthropology and the Primitive Community
II. Peasantry: Part-Societies
III. The Social Organization of Tradition
IV. The Peasant View of the Good Life

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