Bibliographic Details

Social anthropology in Melanesia; a review of research, Published under the Auspices of the South Pacific Commission.

Author / Creator Elkin, A. P. (Adolphus Peter), 1891-1979.
Imprint London, New York, Oxford University Press, 1953.
Description xiii, 166 pages maps 23 cm
Language English
Subject Ethnology -- Melanesia.
Anthropology -- Research -- Melanesia.
Melanesia -- Bibliography.
Melanesia -- Bibliography.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record
Physical medium 8vo.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Also issued online.
Other form Online version: Elkin, A.P. (Adolphus Peter), 1891-1979. Social anthropology in Melanesia. London, New York, Oxford University Press, 1953
Table of Contents:
  • Part I: Types of ethnographical record and research up to 1950. Explorers and travellers
  • Missionaries, administrators and settlers
  • Anthropologists.
  • Part II: Survey of anthropological knowledge of the region with suggestions for research projects. Introduction
  • Netherlands New Guinea
  • Territory of Papua
  • The Trust Territory of New Guinea
  • The British Solomon Islands Protectorate
  • The New Hebrides Condominium
  • New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands.
  • Part III: Principles of a plan of anthropological research in Melanesia, related to native warfare and development
  • Representative sampling
  • Classification of research projects and conclusion.