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The imbalance of power : leadership, masculinity and wealth in the Amazon

Author: Marc Brightman
Publisher: New York : Berghahn, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Imbalance of Power demonstrates that the indigenous societies of the Guiana region of Amazonia do not fit conventional characterizations of 'simple' political units with 'egalitarian' political  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Brightman, Marc.
Imbalance of power.
New York : Berghahn, 2016
(DLC) 2016022366
(OCoLC)957554692
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Brightman
ISBN: 9781785333101 1785333100
OCLC Number: 982288121
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 187 pages)
Contents: Preface Acknowledgements A note on Trio and Wayana orthography List of acronyms and abbreviations Maps Introduction Chapter 1. Making Trio and Other Peoples Chapter 2. Houses and In-Laws Chapter 3. Trade, Money and Influence Chapter 4. Music and Ritual Capacities Chapter 5. Owning Places and Persons Conclusion: Society Transcends the State Glossary Appendix: Trio Relationship Terminology References
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