The Resource Chiefs today : traditional Pacific leadership and the postcolonial state, edited by Geoffrey M. White and Lamont Lindstrom

Chiefs today : traditional Pacific leadership and the postcolonial state, edited by Geoffrey M. White and Lamont Lindstrom

Label
Chiefs today : traditional Pacific leadership and the postcolonial state
Title
Chiefs today
Title remainder
traditional Pacific leadership and the postcolonial state
Statement of responsibility
edited by Geoffrey M. White and Lamont Lindstrom
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume presents detailed analyses of the accommodations between chiefs and states in thirteen Pacific societies. In some states, traditional perquisites and political authority have overlapped so that the state is a contemporary form of chiefdom. Elsewhere, chiefs operate as a mechanism of local accommodation to centralized state authority, facilitating state operations in the local community. In still other states, local chiefs have risen up against central authority, leading their communities in opposition to the state and its depredations. In each case, the chief is a focus for cultural struggle in the border zones of local, national, and transnational politics. The renewed significance of chiefs, and the discussions and disagreements that surround them, are a vital part of debates about identity and power in the Pacific today. In some cases, these debates produce calls for the revitalization and reempowerment of chiefs; in others, they spark attempts to constrict or otherwise regulate their powers. In either instance, these controversies provide a window into social and political transformation in postcolonial states today. The Pacific societies treated are: Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Rotuma, Solomon Islands, Tana Toraja (Indonesia), Tonga, Vanuatu, Western Samoa, and New Zealand
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
GN663
LC item number
.C55 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1949-
  • 1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • White, Geoffrey M.
  • Lindstrom, Lamont
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oceania
  • Océanie
  • Oceania
  • Pacifique (région)
  • Océanie
  • Ozeanien
  • Pazifischer Raum
  • Chiefdoms
  • Chefferie (Anthropologie)
  • Chiefdoms
  • Politics and government
  • Stamhoofden
  • Chefferie (anthropologie)
  • Häuptling
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Politisches System
Label
Chiefs today : traditional Pacific leadership and the postcolonial state, edited by Geoffrey M. White and Lamont Lindstrom
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: chiefs today / Lamont Lindstrom and Geoffrey M. White -- The persistence of chiefly authority in Western Samoa / Cluny Macpherson -- Rank and leadership in Tonga / Kerry James -- The kingly-populist divergence in Tongan and Western Samoan chiefly systems / Robert W. Franco -- The reemergence of Maori chiefs: 'devolution' as a strategy to maintain tribal authority / Toon van Meijl -- Chiefs, politics, and the power of tradition in contemporary Fiji / Stephanie Lawson -- Ritual status and power politics in modern Rotuma / Alan Howard and Jan Rensel -- Traditional leaders today in the Federated States of Micronesia / Eve C. Pinsker -- A Micronesian Chamber of Chiefs? The 1990 Federated States of Micronesia constitutional convention / Glenn Petersen -- Irooj ro ad: measures of chiefly ideology and practice in the Marshall Islands / Laurence M. Carucci -- Chiefs in Vanuatu today / Lamont Lindstrom -- The discourse of chiefs: notes on a Melanesian society / Geoffrey M. White -- Tuesday's chiefs revisited / Roger M. Keesing -- Constructing and contesting chiefly authority in contemporary Tana Toraja, Indonesia / Kathleen M. Adams -- Conclusions: chiefs and states today / Peter Larmour
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 343 pages
Isbn
9780804728515
Lccn
97008986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36407877
  • (OCoLC)ocm36407877
Label
Chiefs today : traditional Pacific leadership and the postcolonial state, edited by Geoffrey M. White and Lamont Lindstrom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: chiefs today / Lamont Lindstrom and Geoffrey M. White -- The persistence of chiefly authority in Western Samoa / Cluny Macpherson -- Rank and leadership in Tonga / Kerry James -- The kingly-populist divergence in Tongan and Western Samoan chiefly systems / Robert W. Franco -- The reemergence of Maori chiefs: 'devolution' as a strategy to maintain tribal authority / Toon van Meijl -- Chiefs, politics, and the power of tradition in contemporary Fiji / Stephanie Lawson -- Ritual status and power politics in modern Rotuma / Alan Howard and Jan Rensel -- Traditional leaders today in the Federated States of Micronesia / Eve C. Pinsker -- A Micronesian Chamber of Chiefs? The 1990 Federated States of Micronesia constitutional convention / Glenn Petersen -- Irooj ro ad: measures of chiefly ideology and practice in the Marshall Islands / Laurence M. Carucci -- Chiefs in Vanuatu today / Lamont Lindstrom -- The discourse of chiefs: notes on a Melanesian society / Geoffrey M. White -- Tuesday's chiefs revisited / Roger M. Keesing -- Constructing and contesting chiefly authority in contemporary Tana Toraja, Indonesia / Kathleen M. Adams -- Conclusions: chiefs and states today / Peter Larmour
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 343 pages
Isbn
9780804728515
Lccn
97008986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36407877
  • (OCoLC)ocm36407877

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