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'Akatokamanava : myth, history and society in the Southern Cook Islands

Author: Jukka Siikala; Polynesian Society (N.Z.); Suomen Antropologinen Seura.
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. ; Helsinki [Finland] : Polynesian Society in association with the Finnish Anthropological Society, 1991.
Series: Suomen Antropologisen Seuran toimituksia, 29.
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Siikala, Jukka.
ʻAkatokamanāva.
Auckland, N.Z. : Polynesian Society in association with the Finnish Anthropological Society, 1991
(OCoLC)604978677
Online version:
Siikala, Jukka.
ʻAkatokamanāva.
Auckland, N.Z. : Polynesian Society in association with the Finnish Anthropological Society, 1991
(OCoLC)623058558
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jukka Siikala; Polynesian Society (N.Z.); Suomen Antropologinen Seura.
ISBN: 0473011336 9780473011338
OCLC Number: 26004974
Notes: "Analyses the political system of the Ngaputoru group ... in the Southern Cook Islands. Beginning with local notions about the origin and population ... special attention is paid to the way in which the initial positions in the system emerge as genealogical positions"--Back cover.
In English, some text in Cook Islands Maori.
Description: ii, 153 pages : illustrations, genealogical tables, map, plan ; 21 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
The problem --
The islands --
Ch. 1. The Basic Text --
Myth as culture --
Mythical texts today --
Myth as history --
'Akataka'anga --
explanation --
'Aite'anga --
meaning --
Ch. 2. Cosmology as Signified --
Cosmogony and migration --
Ma'uke cosmogony --
The cosmogony of Mangaia: a case from the neighbouring island --
Cosmogony, cosmology and history: the logic --
The legend of 'Uke as cosmogony, biography and history --
Ch. 3. Social Organisation as Prolongation --
Autonomy and the principal segmentation --
The four villages of a dual society --
The dual organisation and four villages in action --
The dual organisation with three chiefs --
Ch. 4. Ngaputoru --
The mythical connections --
Ritual relationships in Ngaputoru --
From static relationships to the politics of the symbols --
In-laws in the definition of the teina-tuakana relationship --
Ch. 5. Flexible Exchange and Solid Structure: Autonomy: Established --
The younger and the elder brother: the Ma'uke interpretation --
From darkness to light: the autonomy established --
Conversion and reorganisation of society --
The position of the female element --
Transformation of the female element --
Elements of autonomy --
Conclusion --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Suomen Antropologisen Seuran toimituksia, 29.
Responsibility: Jukka Siikala.

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