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Gossip, Hegemony, Agency

Niko Besnier

in Gossip and the Everyday Production of Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833381
eISBN:
9780824870676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833381.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides an overview of the book’s main themes, concepts, and methodology. Gossip can be seriously understood only when embedded in a larger context of social relations and symbolic ... More


Purity

Herman Ooms

in Imperial Politics and Symbolics in Ancient Japan: The Tenmu Dynasty, 650-800

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832353
eISBN:
9780824869281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832353.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter discusses how Tenmu used the notion of purity toward the end of his life to signal the central quality of rulership. In the Law Codes, the enthronement of emperors is ... More


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