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PRIMITIVE SOCIETY

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.

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 Primitive Society 
George Dalton, American Anthropologist, New Series, Vol. 63, No. 1 (Feb., 1961), pp. 1-25.

PERSONALITY VARIATION IN A PRIMITIVE SOCIETY 
WILLIAM J WALLACE - Journal of Personality, Volume 15 Issue 4 Page 321 - June 1947.

MORALE IN A PRIMITIVE SOCIETY 
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, has been hugely influential in anthropology and post-colonial studies. This topical new edition, entitled "The Reinvention of Primitive Society", has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of new research in the field. It coincides with a revival of the myth of primitive society by the 'indigenous peoples' movement.'