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Precedence : social differentiation in the Austronesian world / editor: Michael P. Vischer.

Contributor(s): Vischer, Michael P.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Comparative Austronesian series: Publisher: Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1921536470; 9781921536472.Other title: Social differentiation in the Austronesian world.Subject(s): Differentiation (Sociology) | Precedence | Social control | Social structure | Differentiation (Sociology) | Precedence | Social Change | Social control | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | Social Sciences | Social structure | Society and social sciences Society and social sciences | Sociology & Social History | Sociology and anthropology | SociologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 303.33 Online resources: Digital version
Contents:
Precedence in perspective / James J. Fox -- Origin and precedence: the construction and distribution of status in the highlands of Bali / Thomas A. Reuter -- Distinguishing hierarchy and precedence: comparing status distinctions in South Asia and the Austronesian world, with special reference to South Sulawesi / Greg Acciaioli -- The discourse and practice of precedence / James J. Fox -- Trunk and tip in West Timor: orecedence in a botanical idiom / Andrew McWilliam -- Precedence in the formation of the domain of Wai Brama and the Rajadom of Sikka / E.D. Lewis -- Precedence, contestation, and the deployment of sacred authority in a Florenese village / David Butterworth -- A tale of two villages: hierarchy and precedence in Keo dual organization (Flores, Indonesia) / Gregory Forth -- Hierarchy, precedence and values: scopes for social action in Ngadhaland, Central Flores / Olaf H. Smedal -- Hierarchy and precedence in Keiese Origin myths / Timo Kaartinen -- Contestations: dynamics of precedence in an eastern Indonesian domain / Michael P. Vischer.
Summary: "This collection of papers is the sixth volume in the Comparative Austronesian series. The papers that comprise this volume examine the concept of precedence as a form of local discourse and as a mechanism for ordering status, at different levels, within specific Austronesian-speaking societies. This is the first volume of its kind to focus entirely on precedence and to provide an explication of its social uses and the way in which it is contested. Each paper is ethnographically-focused and offers its own distinctive approach to the examination of precedence. The papers, however, relate closely to one another and are thus able to proffer a variety of comparative reflections."--Publisher's description.
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Precedence in perspective / James J. Fox -- Origin and precedence: the construction and distribution of status in the highlands of Bali / Thomas A. Reuter -- Distinguishing hierarchy and precedence: comparing status distinctions in South Asia and the Austronesian world, with special reference to South Sulawesi / Greg Acciaioli -- The discourse and practice of precedence / James J. Fox -- Trunk and tip in West Timor: orecedence in a botanical idiom / Andrew McWilliam -- Precedence in the formation of the domain of Wai Brama and the Rajadom of Sikka / E.D. Lewis -- Precedence, contestation, and the deployment of sacred authority in a Florenese village / David Butterworth -- A tale of two villages: hierarchy and precedence in Keo dual organization (Flores, Indonesia) / Gregory Forth -- Hierarchy, precedence and values: scopes for social action in Ngadhaland, Central Flores / Olaf H. Smedal -- Hierarchy and precedence in Keiese Origin myths / Timo Kaartinen -- Contestations: dynamics of precedence in an eastern Indonesian domain / Michael P. Vischer.

"This collection of papers is the sixth volume in the Comparative Austronesian series. The papers that comprise this volume examine the concept of precedence as a form of local discourse and as a mechanism for ordering status, at different levels, within specific Austronesian-speaking societies. This is the first volume of its kind to focus entirely on precedence and to provide an explication of its social uses and the way in which it is contested. Each paper is ethnographically-focused and offers its own distinctive approach to the examination of precedence. The papers, however, relate closely to one another and are thus able to proffer a variety of comparative reflections."--Publisher's description.

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