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Item Description Ku, Kun-hui en_US 2010-06-17T20:45:31Z 2010-06-17T20:45:31Z 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ku, Kun-hui. 2006. "The Symbolic and the Material in the Recognition of Hierarchy among the Austronesian Paiwan, Taiwan." Hsinchu, Taiwan: Institute of Anthropology, National Tsing Hua University. en_US
dc.identifier.other Former Mana'o EPrint ID104 en_US
dc.description TAAPS (Tsinghua Anthropological & Area Studies Paper Series) No. 1 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the dynamic interplay between the symbolic and the material in the recognition of hierarchy among the Paiwan in Piuma, located in southern Taiwan. The data were mainly gathered from Piuma in Pingtung County and other communities in Taiwu Township. The control and/or possession of valuables in a trading network is often said to be essential or fundamental in the formation of hierarchy in local societies in many parts of the world. I argue, in this paper, that symbolic representation is no less important than material representation in the construction of hierarchy or the struggle for recognition among the Paiwan. In particular, names/naming and marriage negotiation/rites are used as the point of departure for discussion. I contend that the movement of valuables mainly follows the path of names and that valuables are often used to objectify the social relationships among individuals or groups as represented by names. en_US
dc.publisher Institute of Anthropology, National Tsing Hua University en_US
dc.subject naming en_US
dc.subject names en_US
dc.subject hierarchy en_US
dc.subject value en_US
dc.subject valuables en_US
dc.subject ritual en_US
dc.subject exchange en_US
dc.subject Paiwan en_US
dc.subject Taiwan en_US
dc.subject Piuma en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Taiwan en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnology en_US
dc.title The Symbolic and the Material in the Recognition of Hierarchy among the Austronesian Paiwan, Taiwan en_US
dc.type Paper en_US

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