The Making of Great Men: Male Domination and Power among the New Guinea Baruya

The Making of Great Men: Male Domination and Power among the New Guinea Baruya

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ISBN-13: 9780521259170
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/31/1986
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology
Pages: 275
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction to Baruya society; Part I. Social Hierarchies in Baruya Society: 2. Women's subordinate position; 3. The institution and legitimization of male superiority: initiations and the separation of the sexes; Part II. The Production of Great Men: Powers Inherited, Power Merited: 4. Male hierarchies; 5. The discovery of great men; 6. General view of Baruya social hierarchies; 7. The nature of man/woman relations among the Baruya: violence and consent, resistance and repression; 8. Great men societies, big men societies: two alternative logics of society; Part III. Recent Transformations of Baruya Society: 9. The colonial order and independence; Conclusion; 10. The ventriloquist's dummy; Bibliography; Index.

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