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
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