Chapter 2. Some Characteristics of Tribal Peoples

  1. Katherine Elliott Organizer and
  2. Julie Whelan
  1. Ivan Polunin

Published Online: 30 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470715406.ch2

Ciba Foundation Symposium 49 - Health and Disease in Tribal Societies

Ciba Foundation Symposium 49 - Health and Disease in Tribal Societies

How to Cite

Polunin, I. (1977) Some Characteristics of Tribal Peoples, in Ciba Foundation Symposium 49 - Health and Disease in Tribal Societies (eds K. Elliott and J. Whelan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470715406.ch2

Author Information

  1. Department of Social Medicine and Public Health, University of Singapore

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1977

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780444152718

Online ISBN: 9780470715406

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Keywords:

  • tribal peoples;
  • health and disease;
  • infective agents;
  • modernized men;
  • breeding population

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Isolation: a Definitive Characteristic

  • Human History and Modern Tribal Man

  • Population Density

  • Settlement Size

  • Population Density and Diseases

  • Small Populations

  • Mobility of Residence

  • Stability in Tribal Groups: some Tenable Ecological Analogies?

  • The Simplicity of Social Roles and Technology

  • Environmental Modification and closeness to Nature

  • Tribal Medicine

  • References

  • Discussion

  • References