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Feasting in Southeast Asia

Brian Hayden

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856267
eISBN:
9780824873059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856267.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Feasting emerges from the pages of this book as far more than gustatory and social diversions from daily work routines. Instead, feasting in tribal societies plays a critical role in village social, ... More


The Fundamentals of Feasts

Brian Hayden

in Feasting in Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856267
eISBN:
9780824873059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856267.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This introduction discusses why feasts are important to study for both archaeologists and ethnographers, especially at the transegalitarian level. It sets out the major concepts of transegalitarian ... More


The Remarkable Torajan Feasting Complex

Brian Hayden

in Feasting in Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856267
eISBN:
9780824873059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856267.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The villages in Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, host some of the most lavish feasts in Southeast Asia, especially for funerals or memorials. In addition megaliths were raised for the wealthiest deceased ... More


The Sumban Megalithic Feasting Complex

Brian Hayden

in Feasting in Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856267
eISBN:
9780824873059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856267.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The most active and still vibrant megalithic tradition in Southeast Asia is probably found in Sumba. Given the importance of megaliths and their interpretation in prehistoric archaeology, and given ... More


The Pleistocene Social Contract: Culture and Cooperation in Human Evolution

Kim Sterelny

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197531389
eISBN:
9780197531419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197531389.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

No human now gathers for himself or herself the essential resources for life: food, shelter, clothing and the like. Humans are obligate co-operators, and this has been true for tens of thousands of ... More


Cooperation in Hierarchical Communities

Kim Sterelny

in The Pleistocene Social Contract: Culture and Cooperation in Human Evolution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197531389
eISBN:
9780197531419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197531389.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter has three interrelated aims: to explain the origins of settled society and farming; the relationship between settled society and the emergence of large and persistent inequalities and ... More


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