By Margaret Mead

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ISBN-13: 9781406759945

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One is activities are two to six working groups the very old, who those who belong to only two are are practically out of the active structure. An man with two wives may have more than six groups in which he works with relatives of his own and of both his wives. These gardening groups consist indifferently of blood or affinal relatives; of men who count their kinship through their mothers or through their fathers. They are sometimes organized about one individual, who may or may not be the host on whose land the garden is located, or they may show a chain form of organization in which B joins the group to be with his mother's brother A, then C, the parallel cousin of B, will follow B and his two The groups sister's sons, D and E, may come to be with him.

Social existence, (6) individual existence, (c) are they identified or placed in opposition? Is subordination of the individual to the group phrased as ennobling the individual; is the group sym- bolized by an individual leader, or chief? , as fertility, power over environment, power group phrased, over other tribes, subsistence, health, perpetuation of a past Whattradition, provision of a place for the next generation? ever the main end, do people compete for it or cooperate to get it together?

Furthermore, there is no local not even the clan itself, which maintains (jroup, solidarity by demanding absolute allegiance from the individual. Residence and working groups crosscut clan lines, mar- its and feasting plans crosscut hamlet and locality lines, and these are couched in terms of person-to-person relationships. Though these person-to-person relationships are all helpful and riages all very few of them are in any material sense cooperative. A'group of men make a garden together, but each plants his own seed, which he will dispose of as he wishes in accordance with the friendly, friends and A man builds a large house and all his him and he feasts them in gratitude The house is his.

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