ʻAkatokamanāva : myth, history and society in the Southern Cook Islands /
Jukka Siikala.
Auckland, N.Z. : Polynesian Society in association with the Finnish Anthropological Society, 1991.
ii, 153 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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Auckland, N.Z. : Polynesian Society in association with the Finnish Anthropological Society, 1991.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-150) and index.
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Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
The problemp. 1
The islandsp. 7
The Basic Textp. 15
Myth as culturep. 15
Mythical texts todayp. 16
Myth as historyp. 18
'Akataka'anga - explanationp. 31
'Aite'anga - meaningp. 35
Cosmology as Signifiedp. 42
Cosmogony and migrationp. 42
Ma'uke cosmogonyp. 43
The cosmogony of Mangaia: a case from the neighbouring islandp. 48
Cosmogony, cosmology and history: the logicp. 53
The legend of 'Uke as cosmogony, biography and historyp. 59
Social Organisation as Prolongationp. 64
Autonomy and the principal segmentationp. 64
The four villages of a dual societyp. 69
The dual organisation and four villages in actionp. 71
The dual organisation with three chiefsp. 74
Ngaputorup. 84
The mythical connectionsp. 84
Ritual relationships in Ngaputorup. 88
From static relationships to the politics of the symbolsp. 91
In-laws in the definition of the teina-tuakana relationshipp. 96
Flexible Exchange and Solid Structure: Autonomy: Establishedp. 105
The younger and the elder brother: the Ma'uke interpretationp. 105
From darkness to light: the autonomy establishedp. 116
Conversion and reorganisation of societyp. 120
The position of the female elementp. 124
Transformation of the female elementp. 129
Elements of autonomyp. 131
Conclusionp. 139
Bibliographyp. 143
Indexp. 151
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