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

Karen Brison

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077003
eISBN:
9780520912182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077003.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the often overlooked role of gossip and rumor in creating power in small Melanesian communities. The Kwanga of the East Sepik Province of Papua, New Guinea think that malicious ... More


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