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Sir Raymond Firth

AKA Raymond Firth

Born: 25-Mar-1901
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Died: 22-Feb-2002
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Anthropologist

Nationality: New Zealand
Executive summary: Economic Anthropology

British social anthropologist best known for his early work on non-market economies and economic organization and his extensive work among the Tikopia. Knighted in 1973, Sir Raymond Firth died in 2002 at the age of 100.

Father: Wesley Hugh Bourne Firth
Mother: Marie Elizabeth Jane Cartmill
Wife: Rosemary Upcott (m. 1936, one son)

    University: Auckland University College
    University: PhD, London School of Economics
    Professor: University of Sydney (1929-32)
    Professor: London School of Economics (1932-68, full profesor in 1944)

Author of books:
Primitive Economics of the New Zealand Maori (1929)
We, the Tikopia (1936)
Human Types: An Introduction to Social Anthropology (1938)
Essays on Social Organization and Values (1964)
Malay Fishermen: Their Peasant Economy (1966)
Rank and Religion in Tikopia (1970)
Symbols: Public and Private (1973)



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