Just talk : gossip, meetings, and power in a Papua New Guinea village (eBook, 1992) [WorldCat.org]
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Just talk : gossip, meetings, and power in a Papua New Guinea village

Author: Karen J Brison
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©1992.
Series: Studies in Melanesian anthropology, 11.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Just talk' suggests that our understanding of both Melanesian leadership and the power of words to construct social reality is greatly enhanced by attention to gossip and rumour: words are dangerous weapons that can have consequences which the original speaker neither anticipated nor desired.
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen J Brison
ISBN: 9780520912182 0520912187 9780520077003 0520077008
OCLC Number: 1086948338
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 287 p. :) ill., maps.
Series Title: Studies in Melanesian anthropology, 11.
Responsibility: Karen J. Brison.

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'Just talk' suggests that our understanding of both Melanesian leadership and the power of words to construct social reality is greatly enhanced by attention to gossip and rumour: words are dangerous weapons that can have consequences which the original speaker neither anticipated nor desired.

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