Book

Women of value, men of renown: new perspectives in Trobriand exchange

University of Texas PressAustin, Tex. • Published In 1976 • Pages:

By: Weiner, Annette B..

Abstract
The emphasis in this work is on the differential responses of men and women in their relationships to each other through the cycle of life and death. Weiner also discusses the roles of men and women, a topic given little coverage by Malinowski. Data are presented on the internal exchanges of female and male wealth at the hamlet level, a general overview of Kiriwina today, the significance of the levels of organization of Trobriand social life, life cycle events, death rituals, child and adolescent development, exchange events particularly in reference to father-son relations, land tenure, the annual yam distribution from men to women, and the distribution of women's wealth in mortuary ceremonies. The monograph concludes with a discussion of the nature of Trobriand exchange and an evaluation of female and male domains of power.
Subjects
Gender status
Mourning
Gift giving
Lineages
Clans
Social relationships and groups
Vegetable production
Real property
Marriage
Accumulation of wealth
Theoretical orientation in research and its results
culture
Trobriands
HRAF PubDate
1995
Region
Oceania
Sub Region
Melanesia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnographer-5
Analyst
John Beierle
Coverage Date
not specified
Coverage Place
Kwaibwaga, Kiriwina Island, Papua New Guinea
Notes
[by] Annette B. Weiner
Bibliography: p. [261]-273
LCCN
76014847
LCSH
Trobriand Islanders