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Fruit of the motherland : gender in an egalitarian society

Author: Maria Alexandra Lepowsky
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An ethnographic study of how gender is negotiated in Vanatinai, a small matrilineal island near New Guinea.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Alexandra Lepowsky
ISBN: 0231081200 9780231081207 0231081219 9780231081214 0685713792 9780685713792
OCLC Number: 28183522
Description: xviii, 383 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Island encounters --
Fruit of the motherland --
Island lives --
Ancestors and other spirits --
Sorcerers and witches --
The living, the dead, and relations of value --
Fruit of the dead --
Gender and power.
Responsibility: Maria Lepowsky.

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"Lepowsky deals evenhandedly with topics of primary concern to islanders -- subsistence, life passages, sorcery, relations with the dead and with spirits, exchange, and power -- presenting general Read more...

 
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