Following Freeman's pioneering studies of Iban social organisation, a
particular conception of Borneo Dayak social relations has become
established in the anthropological literature. In contrast to the classic
Radcliffe-Brownian model of social structure in which small-scale societies
are presented as organised into systems of segmentary descent groups, the
social structure of Dayak societies is seen as consisting in highly
independent p residential units or households. This study of the...[Show more]
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