Primitive Society denotes simple human societies that are assumed to represent how human beings lived in a community in the earliest times of history. The dictionary defines the Primitive Society as belonging to the beginning or to the first times. While primitive can be used in its formal sense to describe simple societies, the favored term today is Hunter-gatherer society.
The term Primitive Society is now out of favor in both sociology and anthropology because it not just appears but certainly denigrates these simple societies by suggesting they are less civilized than modern societies. The Reinvention of Primitive Society by Adam Kuper takes account of new research in the field. It coincides with a revival of the myth of primitive society by the 'indigenous peoples' movement.
PRIMITIVE SOCIETY - ROBERT H. LOWIE, PH.D. ASSOCIATE CURATOR, ANTHROPOLOGY, AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY AUTHOR OF "CULTURE AND ETHNOLOGY" BONI AND LIVERIGHT, NEW YORK 1920.
Economic Theory and
George Dalton, American Anthropologist, New Series, Vol. 63, No. 1 (Feb., 1961).
PERSONALITY VARIATION IN A
WILLIAM J WALLACE - Journal of Personality.
MORALE IN A PRIMITIVE
JOHN J. HONIGMANN - Journal of Personality, Volume 12 Issue 3 Page 228 - March 1944
Structure and Function in Primitive Society: Essays and Addresses - by A.R. Radcliffe-Brown
Dimensions of Marriage in Primitive Society - by E. Crawley, Year of Publication : 1989.
The Reinvention of
Primitive Society by Adam Kuper.
Synopsis: The Invention of Primitive Society, Adam Kuper's best selling critique of ideas about the origins of society and religion that have been much debated since Darwin.