Power Sharing

Power Sharing

Language, Rank, Gender, and Social Space in Pohnpei, Micronesia

eBook - 1998
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What allows certain individuals and groups to maintain control over the actions and lives of others? Linguistic anthropologist Elizabeth Keating went to the island of Pohnpei, in Micronesia, and studied how people use language and other semiotic codes to reproduce and manipulate statusdifferences. The result is this inside view of how language works to create power and social inequality. This book challenges widely held theories on the nature of social stratification, including women's roles in creating hierarchy.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
ISBN: 0195111974
9780195111972
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 214 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc

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