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

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The Baruya are a tribal society in highlands Papua New Guinea, with whom Western contact was first made in 1951. During the last twenty years, Maurice Godelier has spent many long periods of time living among this people, and in this book he presents a detailed account of their lives and their forms of social organization. The focus of the book is on inequality and power in this classless society. Godelier discusses both the power that certain men (the Great men) have over others through their control of war, shamanism, ...

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The Making of Great Men: Male Domination and Power among the New Guinea Baruya
1986, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521312127

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The Making of Great Men: Male Domination and Power among the New Guinea Baruya
1986, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521259170

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