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Author Lepowsky, Maria Alexandra.

Title Fruit of the motherland : gender in an egalitarian society / Maria Lepowsky.

Published New York : Columbia University Press, [1993]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.309953 LEPO    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 383 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-363) and index.
Contents 1. Island Encounters -- 2. Fruit of the Motherland -- 3. Island Lives -- 4. Ancestors and Other Spirits -- 5. Sorcerers and Witches -- 6. The Living, the Dead, and Relations of Value -- 7. Fruit of the Dead -- 8. Gender and Power.
Summary An ethnographic study of how gender is negotiated in Vanatinai, a small matrilineal island near New Guinea.
Subject Tagula (Papua New Guinean people) -- Kinship.
Tagula (Papua New Guinean people) -- Rites and ceremonies.
Tagula (Papua New Guinean people) -- Social life and customs.
Matrilineal kinship -- Papua New Guinea -- Tagula Island.
Gender identity -- Papua New Guinea -- Tagula Island.
Equality -- Social aspects -- Papua New Guinea -- Tagula Island.
Sex role -- Papua New Guinea -- Tagula Island.
Feminist anthropology -- Papua New Guinea -- Tagula Island.
Gender studies.
Tagula Island (Papua New Guinea) -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 0231081200 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0231081219 (paperback)