THE ECONOMICS OF THE CENTRAL CHIN TRIBES by H. N. C. STEVENSON, F.R.A.I.
THIS paper is intended to serve as a foundation in applied anthropology for my brother officers on the frontiers of Burma. It is by no means perfect, but it does present a new line of approach to our problems, and on its basis it should be possible to produce progressively better results in future. Most of the existing monographs on the customs of the Burma tribes were written many years ago, at a time when amateur ethnographers were apt to concentrate either on technology or history alone, or on the more bizarre aspects of culture. Much was written of the form of religious ritual, little or nothing of its function in tribal life. The humdrum details of the village scene took second place to the more titillating minutiae of sex life and the robust horrors of tribal war, head-hunting, sorcery and slavery. Full eBook >>>