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Title William Rivers:Everything is Relatives (D)
Series Strangers Abroad
Filmmaker Andre Singer
Year 1990
Subject Family
Format VHS
Region multiple
Description Produced by Films for the Humanities & Sciences. 1990. ISBN: 978-1-4213-9365-0 Summary William Rivers, trained as a doctor, administered psychological tests to the islanders of the Torres Straits north of Australia and discovered the importance of relatives in their society. His work as a psychologist and medical researcher enabled him to bring something new to anthropology: a scientific approach. His field study with a hill tribe in southern India, the Todas, ultimately set the trend for anthropologists to go and visit the cultures in which they were interested, rather than staying at home and theorizing. Descript 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sd., color ; 1/2 in Series Strangers Abroad Cast Written and presented by Bruce Dakowski. Produced and directed by Andre Singer Subject New Guinea and India William RIivers' psychological studies on the importance of relatives in society