Chapter 5. Chieftainship.

Chapter 5. Chieftainship.

in Bronislaw Malinowski Papers (Yale), of Yale University. Sterling Memorial Library. Manuscripts and Archives (Papers relating to Malinowski's studies of the Trobriands Islands, II Social Structure) (New Haven, CT) (1925) , 3 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Three typewritten pages contain an outline for a chapter on chieftainships among the Trobriand Islanders -- part of a section on social structures -- possibly in support of 'Coral Gardens and Their Magic.' The chapter begins with a meta-discussion of the importance of the chosen chapter structure. Included is: specific discussion of the relationship between the position of the headman of a village and the rank of the clan to which he belongs; the basis of political power; and mythological and traditional basis of a chief's prestige.
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Materials sourced from Yale University. Copyright © 2016 by Patrick Burke
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Anthropologist / Ethnographer
Bronisław Malinowski, 1884-1942
Warning: Contains explicit content
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Anthropology, Social Sciences, Cultural anthropology, Chieftains, Antropologia Cultural, Antropología Cultural, Trobriand Islanders
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Antropologia Cultural, Antropología Cultural

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