Hierarchy and Egalitarianism in Austronesia

  title={Hierarchy and Egalitarianism in Austronesia},
  author={Kun-hui Ku and Thomas Gibson},
  journal={Anthropological Forum},
  pages={205 - 215}
ABSTRACT The current collection of articles includes a discussion of Austronesian peoples living in modern nations situated in East Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa and Melanesia. It thus crosses many long-established boundaries in area studies which tend to develop their own theoretical dialects. While there are many valid reasons for these theoretical discussions, a shift in focus from geographically defined areas to what might be called ‘Greater Austronesia’ brings to light new sets of… Expand
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