GOLDMAN, Irving




Author Tags: Anthropology, First Nations

Irving Goldman published The Kwakiutl Indians of Vancouver Island as one of the 13 chapters within Margaret Meadís Cooperation and Competition among Primitive Peoples (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1937; Boston: Beacon Press, 1957, 1961, 1966, 1967). During the 1930s, Irving Goldman's intepretations of the potlatch challenged those of Franz Boas, but later experts such as Bill Holm have discredited Goldman's cosmological perspective outlined in Goldmanís The Mouth of Heaven: An Introduction to Kwakiutl Religious Thought (1975). He also co-wrote First Men: The Story of Human Beginnings (1961) and a study of the Cubeo Indians of the Northwest Amazon.

BOOKS:

Goldman, Irving. The Mouth of Heaven: An Introduction to Kwakiutl Religious Thought (New York: Wiley-Interscience, 1975; New York: Robert E Krieger, 1981).

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