Cakaudrove : ideology and reality in a Fijian confederation
This thesis examines the ideology of chieftainship in Cakaudrove, a confederation of chiefdoms in eastern Fiji, and then contrasts it with the reality of power possession. According to the ideology, the paramount Tui Cakau was a godlike figure who, by mediating between the temporal and spiritual worlds, controlled the material and political prosperity of the confederation. His senior descent from the ancestor-gods, and his access to their supernatural powers, gave him the right to hold...[Show more]
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