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History, myth and Polynesian chieftainship: the case of Rotuman kings

  title={History, myth and Polynesian chieftainship: the case of Rotuman kings},
  author={Alan B. Howard},
The relationship between myth and history has become a central issue for anthropologists interested in the study of traditional societies, It has been brought to the fore by the work of Levi-Strauss on myth and the sharp contrast he draws between these alternative modes of organising discourse about social phenomena. The privileged position Levi-Strauss grants to myth has led to impassioned critiques and counter-critiques involving Marxists, structuralists and a number of prominent European… 

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