Power Sharing: Language, Rank, Gender and Social Space in Pohnpei, Micronesia by Elizabeth Keating

Power Sharing: Language, Rank, Gender and Social Space in Pohnpei, Micronesia

byElizabeth Keating

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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 statusdifferences. 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.

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Elizabeth Keating is at University of Texas.
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Title:Power Sharing: Language, Rank, Gender and Social Space in Pohnpei, MicronesiaFormat:HardcoverPublished:November 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195111974

ISBN - 13:9780195111972

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"Keating's extensive use of video frames accompanying linguistic interaction and her clear transcriptional practices certainly make this book methodologically exemplary."--Anthropological Linguistics