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This portrayal of the classless Baruya society of Papua New Guinea explores the nature of male domination through a detailed study of male and female initiation rites as well as other expressions of sexuality in Baruya thought and theory. Copublished with the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)|
Table of ContentsPreface; 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.