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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Uberoi, J. P. Singh
Politics of the kula ring: an analysis of the findings of
Published By: Original publisher
Manchester, U.K.: Manchester University Press. 1971. xv,
164 p. maps
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[by] J.P. Singh Uberoi
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1995. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Gift giving (431);
Accumulation of wealth (556);
Territorial hierarchy (631);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Exchange transactions (437);
Community heads (622);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Family relationships (593);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
In this work, Uberoi reinterprets data on the Kula
collected by Bronislaw Malinowski in the Trobriand Islands from 1914 through 1918. Uberoi
has been influenced by the British school of social anthropology. This is demonstrated in
his reanalysis of Malinowski's data on political institutions and kinship. The major
portion of this monograph deals with various aspects of the Kula ring and exchange system
and there is also information on the political divisions of the Trobriand Islands, village
structure, kin groups, marriage, gift exchange (outside the Kula), rank, and chieftainship.
Chapter 3, dealing exclusively with the Dobu has not been indexed nor have general data on
the Melanesians as a whole.
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Papua New Guinea
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