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Political systems of highland Burma: a study of Kachin social structure

Author: Leach, E. R. Series: London school of economics monographs on social anthropology ; 44 Publisher: Athlone Press, 1970.Language: EnglishDescription: 324 p. : Ill./Maps ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0485196441Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print GN625 .L43 1970
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Political Systems of Highland Burma A Study of Kachin Social Structure Contents PART I. THE PROBLEM AND ITS SETTING CHAP. page 1 18 29 I. INTRODUCTION II. THE ECOLOGICAL BACKGROUND OF KACHIN SOCIETY III. THE CATEGORIES SHAN AND KACHIN AND THEIR SUBDIVISIONS PART II. THE STRUCTURE OF KACHIN GUMSA SOCIETY IV. HPALANG-AN UNSTABLE KACHIN GUMSA COMMUNITY 63 V. THE STRUCTURAL CATEGORIES OF KACHIN GUMSA SOCIETY 101 I. Introduction II. Concepts of Territorial Division III. Concepts concerning Aggregates of Persons IV. Concepts of Affinal Relationship and Incest V. Concepts of Property and Ownership VI. Concepts of Rank and Class VII. Concepts of the Supernatural VIII. Concepts of Authority: Political and Religious Office 101 108 125 136 141 159 172 182 PART III. STRUCTURAL VARIABILITY VI. GUMLAO AND GUMSA VII. GUMSA AND SHAN VIII. THE EVIDENCE FROM KACHIN HISTORY IX. MYTH AS A JUSTIFICATION FOR FACTION AND SOCIAL CHANGE X. CONCLUSION 197 213 227 264 279 APPENDICES I. Some Documented Cases of Linguistic Change II. The Hpalang Feud as Officially Reported III. The Nature of Kachin 'Slavery' IV. Jinghpaw Kinship Terminology V. Estimate of 'Shan' and `Kachin' Population in the Kachin Hills Area VI. Rainfall: Annual Precipitation in Inches VII. A Note on the Qualifications of the Author BIBLIOGRAPHY 319 293 298 299 304 309 310 311 313 INDEX

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