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Title:
Atlas of world cultures
Author:
Murdock, George Peter, 1897-1985.
Publication Information:
Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, [1981]

©1981
Physical Description:
151 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780822934325
Format :
Book

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Author Notes

George P. Murdock, an American anthropologist, studied both sociology and anthropology at Yale University under Albert G. Keller, who had been William Graham Sumner's most important student. The card file that Sumner used in preparing his famous Folkways, published in 1906, became Keller's, and under Murdock's guidance it ultimately became the basis for the Human Relations Area Files, a major database in the field of anthropology. Murdock's interest in cross-cultural analysis led to a number of books and to the journal Ethnology, which he founded in 1962. He taught at Yale University until 1960, when he went to the University of Pittsburgh, from which he retired in 1973.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introductionp. 3
Chapter 2 African Peoplesp. 9
Chapter 3 Circum-Mediterranean Peoplesp. 25
Chapter 4 East Asian Peoplesp. 35
Chapter 5 Peoples of the Insular Pacificp. 47
Chapter 6 Peoples of North Americap. 61
Chapter 7 Peoples of Central and South Americap. 79
Chapter 8 Codesp. 91
Chapter 9 The Coded Ethnographic Datap. 105
Chapter 10 Summary and Conclusionsp. 131
Indexp. 145