Power Sharing Language, Rank, Gender and Social Space in Pohnpei, Micronesia
List Price: $140.00
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
What allows certain individuals and groups to maintain control over the actions and lives of others? Linguistic anthropologist Elizabeth Keating went to the island of Pohnpei, in Micronesia, and studied how people use language and other semiotic codes to reproduce and manipulate status differences. The result is this inside view of how language works to create power and social inequality. This book challenges widely held theories on the nature of social stratification, including women's roles in creating hierarchy.
|The Ethnographic Setting|
|What Are Honorifics?|
|Paths and Regions in Honorific Speech: Hierarchy of Place and Access to Status|
|Honorific Possession: Grammatical Relations of Control and Permanence|
|Women's Power Etiquette: Relationships between Gender and Honorifics|
|Positioned Knowledge: Constructing Asymmetrical Epistemologies|
|Valuing Stratification: Honor in Oratory and Feasting Practices|
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