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

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The imbalance of power : leadership, masculinity and wealth in the Amazon
Title
The imbalance of power
Title remainder
leadership, masculinity and wealth in the Amazon
Statement of responsibility
Marc Brightman
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Language
eng
Summary
AmerIndian societies have an iconic status in classical political thought. For Montaigne, Hobbes, Locke, Hume and Rousseau, the native American 'state of nature' operates as a foil for the European polity. Challenging this tradition, The Imbalance of Power demonstrates ethnographically that the Carib speaking indigenous societies of the Guiana region of Amazonia do not fit conventional characterizations of 'simple' political units with 'egalitarian' political ideologies and 'harmonious' relationships with nature. Marc Brightman builds a persuasive and original theory of AmerIndian politics: far from balanced and egalitarian, Carib societies are rife with tension and difference; but this imbalance conditions social dynamism and a distinctive mode of cohesion. The Imbalance of Power is based on the author's fieldwork in partnership with Vanessa Grotti, who is working on a companion volume entitled Living with the Enemy: First Contacts and the Making of Christian Bodies in Amazonia
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Brightman, Marc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Trio Indians
  • Wayana Indians
  • Akurio Indians
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Group identity
  • Leadership
  • Masculinity
  • Guiana
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Akurio Indians
  • Ethnic relations
  • Group identity
  • Leadership
  • Masculinity
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Trio Indians
  • Wayana Indians
  • South America
  • Sozialanthropologie
  • Politische Anthropologie
  • Soziale Ungleichheit
  • Verwandtschaft
  • Asymmetrie
  • Gesellschaftsordnung
  • Trio
  • Wáyana
  • Surinam
Label
The imbalance of power : leadership, masculinity and wealth in the Amazon, Marc Brightman
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intro -- Contents -- Figures, Illustrations and Tables -- Acknowledgements -- A Note on Trio and Wayana Language and Orthography -- Abbreviations -- 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 Persons and Places -- Conclusion: Society Transcends the State -- Glossary -- Appendix: Trio Relationship Terminology -- References -- Index
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ocn982288121
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1 online resource (xv, 187 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781785333101
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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  • 978178533310101
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)982288121
Label
The imbalance of power : leadership, masculinity and wealth in the Amazon, Marc Brightman
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intro -- Contents -- Figures, Illustrations and Tables -- Acknowledgements -- A Note on Trio and Wayana Language and Orthography -- Abbreviations -- 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 Persons and Places -- Conclusion: Society Transcends the State -- Glossary -- Appendix: Trio Relationship Terminology -- References -- Index
Control code
ocn982288121
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 187 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781785333101
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 978178533310101
  • 22573/ctvsv14dn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)982288121

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