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Big Men and Great Men: Personifications of Power in Melanesia

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The societies of Melanesia have been a constant stimulus to anthropological theory. In this collection of essays, anthropologists who have worked in all parts of the Melanesian region of the Pacific bring their expertise to bear on a single theoretical issue. This is a hypothesis formulated by Maurice Godelier concerning the relationship between power, kinship and wealth. Although tightly focused on Godelier's work, the book opens up a major enquiry into the constitution of society in a part of the world where men of ...

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0521102294

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9780521102292

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Big Men and Great Men: Personifications of Power in Melanesia
2008, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521102292

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Big Men and Great Men: Personifications of Power in Melanesia
1991, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521390187

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