Sacred Queens and Women of Consequence: Rank, Gender, and Colonialism in the Hawaiian Islands

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University of Michigan Press, 1990 - Social Science - 276 pages
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A study of Hawaiian women's cultural valuation and social position in the first century of Western contact
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Women and Tabu
13
Women in Praxis
37
Chiefs and Commoners
75
The Local Group
113
The Economic Events
155
Women and Land
189
Status Gender and Colonialism
229
Glossary
241
Notes
245
Works Cited
247
Index
263
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