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Kinship to Kingship: Gender Hierarchy and State Formation in the Tongan Islands (Texas Press Sourcebooks in Anthropology) ePub download

by Christine Ward Gailey

  • Author: Christine Ward Gailey
  • ISBN: 029272456X
  • ISBN13: 978-0292724563
  • ePub: 1245 kb | FB2: 1636 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press; 1st edition (December 1, 1987)
  • Pages: 344
  • Rating: 4.9/5
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Kinship to Kingship: Gender Hierarchy and State Formation in the Tongan Islands (Texas Press Sourcebooks in Anthropology) ePub download

Series: Texas Press Sourcebooks in Anthropology (Book 14).

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Book Description University of Texas Press, United States, 1988 . Kinship to Kingship was the first book to examine in detail how and why gender relations become skewed when classes and the state emerge in a society. Using a Marxist-feminist approach, Christine Ward Gailey analyzes women's status in one society over three hundred years, from a period when kinship relations organized property, work, distribution, consumption, and reproduction to a class-based state society. Although this study focuses on one group of islands, Tonga, in the South Pacific, the author discusses processes that can be seen through the neocolonial world.

Kinship to Kingship book. Kinship to Kingship: Gender Hierarchy and State Formation in the Tongan Islands (Texas Press Sourcebooks in Anthropology, No 14). And the opposite is also held to be true: state and class formation cannot be understood without analyzing gender and the status of women. Of interest to students of anthropology, political science, sociology, and women's studies, this work is a major contribution to social history. ASIN.

Series: Texas Press Sourceboooks in Anthropology, No. 14. January 1987. This is a print-on-demand title. Using a Marxist-feminist approach, Christine Ward Gailey analyzes women’s status in one society over three hundred years, from a period when kinship relations organized property, work, distribution, consumption, and reproduction to a class-based state society.

Kinship to Kingship was the first book to examine in detail how and why gender .

Kinship to Kingship was the first book to examine in detail how and why gender relations become skewed when classes and the state emerge in a society.

Gainesville, Florida State University Press. 1986 Representations Are Social Facts: Modernity and Post-Modernity in Anthropology, In J. Clifford and G. Marcus (eds')' Writing Culture, Berkeley, University of California Press: 234-261. 1981 HistoricalMetaphors and MythicalRealities, ;, Arbor, University of Michigan Press. SCOTT, J. - 1987 Weapons of theWeak:Everyday FonnsofPeasant 'Resistance, New Haven, CT. Yale University- Press.

According to Gailey, women held a privileged position in traditional Tonga society . University of Texas Press. xviii, 326 p. ill. By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Christine Ward Gailey. HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.

According to Gailey, women held a privileged position in traditional Tonga society, both as producers of valuables (KOLOA) for the gift economy and as conduits of sacred power ('EIKI), which complimented and buttressed male chiefly authority. The most sacred and highly ranked person in Tonga was the older sister of the paramount chief. In general, all sisters and especially fathers' sisters (FAHU) had power over their brothers and nephews, respectively, in terms of rights to labor and produce.

Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press. Citation: Herda, Phyllis. The Contemporary Pacific 1 (1-2): 187-90. edu if you need this content in ADA-compliant format. University of Hawai'i at Manoa Hamilton Library 2550 McCarthy Mall Honolulu, HI 96822. ScholarSpace is the institutional repository for the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and is maintained by Hamilton Library.

Gailey, Christine W. 1987. Kinship to Kingship: Gender Hierarchy and State Formation in the Tongan Isbnds. Austin: University of Texas Press. Aspects of Tongan Material Culture In Critical Essays: Cidtural Perspectives from the South Seas.

by Christine Ward Gailey. Published January 1988 by Univ of Texas Pr. Written in English. Acculturation, Kinship, Politics and government, Sex role, Social conditions.

Have women always been subordinated? If not, why and how did women’s subordination develop? Kinship to Kingship was the first book to examine in detail how and why gender relations become skewed when classes and the state emerge in a society.

Using a Marxist-feminist approach, Christine Ward Gailey analyzes women’s status in one society over three hundred years, from a period when kinship relations organized property, work, distribution, consumption, and reproduction to a class-based state society. Although this study focuses on one group of islands, Tonga, in the South Pacific, the author discusses processes that can be seen through the neocolonial world.

This ethnohistorical study argues that evolution from a kin-based society to one organized along class lines necessarily entails the subordination of women. And the opposite is also held to be true: state and class formation cannot be understood without analyzing gender and the status of women. Of interest to students of anthropology, political science, sociology, and women’s studies, this work is a major contribution to social history.

Cointrius
Great overview of a complex but intriging polynesian culture. Clearly shows how cultural imperialsm and western enculteration changes societies. A must read for any anthropolgy student or Togan citizen.
Celen
It was a great read, informative and thought proving. You learn much about the beautiful Tongan way of life. I just thought the author repeated herself too many times.
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