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(Article of book - 1978)

Document title

Your own pigs you may not eat: a comparative study of New Guinea societies.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RUBEL P. G. ; ROSMAN A. ;

Abstract

Pigs, yams, valuables and women are items of exchange throughout New Guinea. Their widespread ceremonial exchange, one of the most striking characteristics of New Guinea life, does not arise out of economic necessity. The ceremonial exchange is a total social phenomenon in that the ritual distribution of large quantities of food and valuables reflects the interplay between kinship and marriage structures, the nature of political leadership, and the religious and symbolic systems found in theses cultures. This is a comparative study of thirteen New Guinea societies.

Source

Book

Editor : Australian University Press, Canberra - AUSTRALIE (1978)

Millesime : 1978  [384 pages]

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Maison des sciences de l'homme - Paris

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