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Unity in duality : social and ritual organization of the Ilahita Arapesh

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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Date published: 1973
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d74e041c6e50


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