Inalienable Possessions: The Paradox of Keeping-While-Giving

Inalienable Possessions: The Paradox of Keeping-While-Giving[Read] ➭ Inalienable Possessions: The Paradox of Keeping-While-Giving By Annette B. Weiner – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Inalienable Possessions tests anthropology's traditional assumptions about kinship economics power and gender in an exciting challenge to accepted theories of reciprocity and marriage exchange Focusin Inalienable Possessions tests anthropology's traditional The Paradox PDF Ê assumptions about kinship economics power and gender in Inalienable Possessions: PDF/EPUB or an exciting challenge to accepted theories of reciprocity and marriage exchange Focusing on Oceania Possessions: The Paradox PDF/EPUB Ã societies from Polynesia to Papua New Guinea and including Australian Aborigine groups Annette Weiner investigates the category of possessions that must not be given or if they are circulated must return finally to the giver Reciprocity she says is only the superficial aspect of exchange which overlays much politically powerful strategies of keeping while givingThe idea of keeping while giving places women at the heart of the political process however much that process may vary in different societies for women possess a wealth of their own that gives them power Power is intimately involved in cultural reproduction and Weiner describes the location of power in each society showing how the degree of control over the production and distribution of cloth wealth coincides with women's rank and the development of hierarchy in the community Other inalienable possessions whether material objects landed property ancestral myths or sacred knowledge bestow social identity and rank as well Calling attention to their presence in Western history Weiner points out that her formulations are not limited to Oceania The paradox of keeping while giving is a concept certain to influence future developments in ethnography and the theoretical study of gender and exchange. Good book Readable Read it for a class 5 years ago Made me aware of the intricacies and effects of culture

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  • Paperback
  • 264 pages
  • Inalienable Possessions: The Paradox of Keeping-While-Giving
  • Annette B. Weiner
  • English
  • 13 August 2016
  • 9780520076044