Warfare and exchange in a Melanesian society before colonial pacification: the case of Manus, Papua New Guinea
Otto, Ton (2009) Warfare and exchange in a Melanesian society before colonial pacification: the case of Manus, Papua New Guinea. In: Antropologia dell´ Oceania. Raffaello Cortina Editore, Milano, Italy, pp. 155-181.
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This paper investigates how pre-colonial warfare was a factor in the integration of Manus societies. On the one hand warfare united the small social units that could be threatened by others, but on the other hand it made these units dependent on others as allies. Allies were, or became, exchange partners. Even enemies could turn into exchange partners through the integration of captives into the societies. Finally, warfare was used to defend local specialisations of production and the exclusive access to valued resources, thus enforcing the regional dependency on exchange.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter (Research - B1)|
Original title: Guerra e scambi in una società melanesiana prima della pacificazione coloniale. Il caso di Manus, Papua Nuova Guinea
|Keywords:||warfare, leadership, alliances, exchange|
|FoR Codes:||16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 60%|
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified @ 40%
|Deposited On:||07 Jun 2010 12:34|
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