Tuzin, Donald Francis
This study analyzes the growth and organizational elaboration of Ilahita, an unusually large
village (population: 1490) in the Maprik area of the East Sepik District, New Guinea. Two general
questions are posed, the one historical, the other structural-functional: how did Ilahita come to
be so large? and, more important
theoretically, by what organizational means has it retained its size over the years? The village's
social organization is based on a complex system of dual structures...[Show more]
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