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Title Anarchic solidarity : autonomy, equality, and fellowship in southeast asia / Thomas Gibson, Kenneth Sillander, editors
Imprint New Haven, Conn. : Yale Southeast Asia Studies, c2011
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DS523.3 A533 2011    AVAILABLE    30530001066471
 Ethnology Library  DS523.3 .A53 2011    AVAILABLE    30520020745205
Descript ix, 310 p. : ill., maps. ; 24 cm
Series Monograph / Yale Southeast Asia studies ; 60
Monograph series (Yale University. Southeast Asia Studies) ; no. 60
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
A theoretical overview of anarchic solidarity / Charles Macdonald -- Sources of sociality in a cosmological frame : Chewong, Peninsular Malaysia / Signe Howell -- Cooperative autonomy : social solidarity among the Batek of Malaysia / Kirk Endicott -- Childhood, familiarity and social life among East Semai / Robert Dentan -- Kinship and fellowship among the Palawan / Charles Macdonald -- Kinship and the dialectics of autonomy and solidarity among the Bentian of Borneo / Kenneth Sillander -- Egalitarianism and ranking in the Malay world / Geoffrey Benjamin -- Encapsulation and solidarity in northeast Borneo : Punan of the Malinau area / Lars Kaskija -- Mending nets of relatedness : words and gifts as sources of solidarity in a Sama Dilaut fishing community / Clifford Sather -- Nicknames at work and at play : sociality and social cohesion among the Cuyonon of the Philippines / James Eder -- Egalitarian islands in a predatory sea / Thomas Gibson
"This volume analyzes a group of Southeast Asian societies that have in common a mode of sociality that maximizes personal autonomy, political egalitarianism, and inclusive forms of social solidarity. Their members make their livings as nomadic hunter-gatherers, shifting cultivators, sea nomads, and peasants embedded in market economies. While political anarchy and radical equality appear in many societies as utopian ideals, these societies provide examples of actually existing, viable forms of "anarchy." This book documents the mechanisms that enable these societies to maintain their life-ways and suggests some moral and political lessons that those who appreciate them might apply to their own societies."--Publisher's description
Subject Ethnology -- Southeast Asia
Solidarity -- Southeast Asia
Social structure -- Southeast Asia
Alt Author Gibson, Thomas, 1956-
Sillander, Kenneth
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