Pospisil, Leopold J.. Kapauku Papuan political structure

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Title: Kapauku Papuan political structure

Published in: Systems of political control and bureaucracy in human societies, edited by Verne F. Ray

Published By: Systems of political control and bureaucracy in human societies, edited by Verne F. Ray Seattle, Wash.: American Ethnological Society, 1958. 9-22 p.: ill.

By line: Leopold Pospisil

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1998. Computer File

Culture: Kapauku (OJ29)

Subjects: Social relationships and groups (571); Lineages (613); Clans (614); Community structure (621); Territorial hierarchy (631); Legal norms (671);

Abstract: This is a brief descriptive analysis of Kapauku political structure. Pospisil begins by giving a background summary of the Kapauku culture. He then describes the various groups in which an individual Kapauku is placed socially, from the nuclear family to the political confederacy. These groups can be organized by kin, common residence, or on other specified bases. Pospisil concludes with an analysis of the structure of authority and of the nature of law among the Kapauku.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: oj29-002

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1954-1955

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1959

Coverage Date: 1954-1955

Coverage Place: Kamu Valley, central Highlands, Irian Jaya, Indonesia

LCSH: Kapauku (New Guinea people)

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