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Kinship to Kingship


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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part One: The Quest for Origins
    • 1. The Subordination of Women: Gender in Transitions from Kinship to Class
    • 2. State Formation
  • Part Two: Gender and Kinship Relations in Precontact Tonga
    • 3. Authority and Ambiguity: Rethinking Tongan Kinship
    • 4. The Reproduction of Ambiguity: Succession Disputes, Marriage Patterns, and Foreigners
    • 5. Division of Labor
    • 6. Exchange and Value
    • 7. Gender Relations at Contact
  • Part Three: Conversion, Commodities, and State Formation
    • 8. Early Contact
    • 9. Missionaries: The Crusade for Christian Civilization
    • 10. A Native Kingdom: Creating Class and Gender Stratification
    • 11. Changing Production: Commodities, Tribute, and Forced Labor
    • 12. Dialectics of Class and State Formation
  • Appendix: Sources and Methods
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Index

About the Author

Christine Ward Gailey is Professor of Women's Studies and Anthropology at the University of California Riverside.


"Gailey has tacked with confidence and thoroughness a range of extremely challenging issues fundamental to feminist anthropology and Polynesian ethnography in a pioneering and ambitious analysis for which she is to be congratulated." - Journal of Polynesian Society

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