Chefs : Sentiment d’appartenance versus pouvoir et politique

  • Simonne Pauwels CREDO, France
Keywords: Pacific, chiefs, belonging, Micronesia, Fiji, Solomon Islands

Abstract

As a guideline to reading the articles of the thematic section “Chiefs of the Pacific,” this introduction suggests differentiating sacred chiefs and secular chiefs, understanding them respectively as a person receiving respect and supplying blessings in a hierarchical order and as the same person (or another) when the context changes to attribute political and/or economic power to him or her and put him or her at the summit of a social stratification. The four articles illustrate how this distinction became particularly useful after colonization.

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How to Cite
Pauwels, S. (1). Chefs : Sentiment d’appartenance versus pouvoir et politique. Anthropologica, 61(2), 191-199. https://doi.org/10.3138/anth.2018-0027.fr
Section
Thematic Section: Chiefs of the Pacific