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Reaction to disaster : continuity and change in Rapanui social organisation

McCall, Grant Edwin


This work traces the changes in Easter Island kinship organisation from its prehistoric past to the present day as it has undergone modifications due to environmental, historical, and political circumstances. The two chapters in Part one concern the development of Easter Island society before and after 1862 , the crucial year in the contact history of the tiny island. The four chapters in Part two look at the details of Easter Island kinship organisation, relations of respect and...[Show more]

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Date published: 1976
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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