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Leaders as Bad Men and Victims

Karen J. Brison

in Just Talk: Gossip, Meetings, and Power in a Papua New Guinea Village

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077003
eISBN:
9780520912182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077003.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the conditions that create an ambivalent attitude toward leaders and cause them to do things such as haranguing the audience in meetings but then mysteriously “forgetting” their ... More


Getting It All Out Into the Open

Karen J. Brison

in Just Talk: Gossip, Meetings, and Power in a Papua New Guinea Village

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077003
eISBN:
9780520912182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077003.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the way people use gossip and innuendo to influence others, but also argues that such talk can get out of hand and create problems which no one anticipated or desired. Rumors ... More


Two Models of Government

Karen J. Brison

in Just Talk: Gossip, Meetings, and Power in a Papua New Guinea Village

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077003
eISBN:
9780520912182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077003.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores Inakor and Asanakor people's ideas about how their “government” differs from that of white men, and also investigates the villagers' frustration at their apparent inability to ... More


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