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Chiefs today : Traditional Pacific leadership and the post-colonial state

Author: Geoffrey M White; Lamont Lindstrom
Publisher: Stanford University : Stanford University Press, 1998.
Series: Contemporary issues in Asia and the Pacific.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume presents detailed analyses of the accommodations between chiefs and states in thirteen Pacific societies. In some states, traditional perquisites and political authority have overlapped  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey M White; Lamont Lindstrom
ISBN: 0804728518 9780804728515 0804728496 9780804728492
OCLC Number: 60187080
Description: 364 pages.
Contents: Contributors; 1. Introduction: Chiefs today Lamont Lindstrom and Geoffrey M. White; 2. The persistence of Chiefly authority in Western Samoa Cluny Macpherson; 3. Rank and leadership in Tonga Kerry James; 4. The kingly - populist divergence in Tongan and Western Samoan Chiefly systems Robert W. Franco; 5. The reemergence of Maori Chiefs: 'devolution' as a strategy to maintain tribal authority Toon van Meijl; 6. Chiefs, politics, and the power of tradition in contemporary Fiji Stephanie Lawson; 7. Ritual status and power politics in modern rotuma Alan Howard and Jan Rensel; 8. Traditional leaders today in the federated states of micronesia Eve C. Pinsker; 9. A micronesian chamber of Chiefs? The 1990 federated states of micornesia constitutional convention Glenn Petersen; 10. Irooj Ro Ad: measures of Chiefly ideology and practice in the Marshall Isalnds Laurence M. Carucci; 11. Chiefs in Vanuatu today Lamont Lindstrom; 12. The discourse of Chiefs: notes on a Melanesian society Geoffrey M. White; 13. Tuesday's Chiefs revisited Roger M. Keesing; 14. Constructing and contesting Chiefly authority in contemporary Tana Toraja, Indonesia Kathleen M. Adams; 15. Conclusions: Chiefs and states today Peter Larmour; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Contemporary issues in Asia and the Pacific.
Responsibility: Geoffrey M. White (University of Tulsa, USA); Lamont Lindstrom.

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