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Unequal Egalitarianism: Reflections on Forge's Paradox

Gregory, Chris


Anthony Forge was a pioneer in the anthropology of art and established an international reputation in this field. His work on the political anthropology of egalitarianism, by contrast, has been virtually ignored because of the demise of British Social Anthropology as a method, and the rise of inequality as the problem to be investigated. Some fifty years have passed since Forge did his fieldwork in the Sepik District of Papua New Guinea; a critical reappraisal of his method and ideas in light...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology
DOI: 10.1080/14442213.2014.916342


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