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Author Junker, Laura Lee, 1958-
Title Raiding, trading, and feasting : the political economy of Philippine chiefdoms / Laura Lee Junker.
Imprint Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 1999.

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Author Junker, Laura Lee, 1958-
Subject Chiefdoms -- Philippines -- History.
Political anthropology -- Philippines.
Ethnohistory -- Philippines.
Ethnoarchaeology -- Philippines.
Ceremonial exchange -- Philippines.
Philippines -- Commerce -- Asia.
Asia -- Commerce -- Philippines.
Philippines -- Social life and customs.
Philippines -- Antiquities.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 477 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-460) and index.
Note Print version record.
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Summary As early as the first millennium A.D., the Philippine archipelago formed the easternmost edge of a vast network of Chinese, Southeast Asian, Indian, and Arab traders. Items procured through maritime trade became key symbols of social prestige and political power for the Philippine chiefly elite. Raiding, Trading, and Feasting presents the first comprehensive analysis of how participation in this trade related to broader changes in the political economy of these Philippine island societies. By combining archaeological evidence with historical sources, Laura Junker is able to offer a more nuanced examination of the nature and evolution of Philippine maritime trading chiefdoms. Most importantly, she demonstrates that it is the dynamic interplay between investment in the maritime luxury goods trade and other evolving aspects of local political economies, rather than foreign contacts, that led to the cyclical coalescence of larger and more complex chiefdoms at various times in Philippine history. A broad spectrum of historical and ethnographic sources, ranging from tenth-century Chinese tributary trade records to turn-of-the-century accounts of chiefly "feasts of merit," highlights both the diversity and commonality in evolving chiefly economic strategies within the larger political landscape of the archipelago. The political ascendance of individual polities, the emergence of more complex forms of social ranking, and long-term changes in chiefly economies are materially documented through a synthesis of archaeological research at sites dating from the Metal Age (late first millennium B.C.) to the colonial period. The author draws on her archaeological fieldwork in the Tanjay River basin to investigate the long-term dynamics of chiefly political economy in a single region. Reaching beyond the Philippine archipelago, this study contributes to the larger anthropological debate concerning ecological and cultural factors that shape political economy in chiefdoms and early states. It attempts to address the question of why Philippine polities, like early historic kingdoms elsewhere in Southeast Asia, have a segmentary political structure in which political leaders are dependent on prestige goods exchanges, personal charisma, and ritual pageantry to maintain highly personalized power bases. Raiding, Trading, and Feasting is a volume of impressive scholarship and substantial scope unmatched in the anthropological and historical literature. It will be welcomed by Pacific and Asian historians and anthropologists and those interested in the theoretical issues of chiefdoms.
Note In English.
Contents Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Comparative Chronologies -- Introduction -- Foreign Trade and Sociopolitical Evolution -- Sources for the Study of Prehispanic Philippine Chiefdoms -- Chiefly Authority and Political Structure -- Political Cycling in Philippine Chiefdoms -- Social Stratification in Contact Period Societies -- The Dynamics of Social Ranking: Changing Patterns of Household Wealth and Mortuary Differentiation -- The Long-Distance Porcelain Trade -- Mobilizing Resources: Regional Production, Tribute, and Lowland-Upland Exchange Systems
The Evolution of Craft SpecializationAlliance and Prestige Goods Exchange -- Competitive Feasting -- Raiding and Militarism as a Competitive Strategy -- Trade Competition and Political Transformations in Philippine Chiefdoms -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author
ISBN 0585334838 (electronic bk.)
9780585334837 (electronic bk.)
9780824864064 (electronic bk.)
0824864069 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.21313/9780824864064
OCLC # 45843033
Additional Format Print version: Junker, Laura Lee, 1958- Raiding, trading, and feasting. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 1999 0824820355 (DLC) 98054831 (OCoLC)40542946
Table of Contents
 Comparative Chronologies, 1000 B.C. to A.D. 1600 
Pt. IIntroduction 
 Ch. 1Foreign Trade and Sociopolitical Evolution3
 Ch. 2Sources for the Study of Prehispanic Philippine Chiefdoms29
Pt. IIStructure and Evolution of Complex Societies 
 Ch. 3Chiefly Authority and Political Structure57
 Ch. 4Political Cycling in Philippine Chiefdoms85
 Ch. 5Social Stratification in Contact Period Societies120
 Ch. 6The Dynamics of Social Ranking: Changing Patterns of Household Wealth and Mortuary Differentiation144
Pt. IIIForeign Trade and Internal Transformation 
 Ch. 7The Long-Distance Porcelain Trade183
 Ch. 8Mobilizing Resources: Regional Production, Tribute, and Lowland-Upland Exchange Systems221
 Ch. 9The Evolution of Craft Specialization261
 Ch. 10Alliance and Prestige Goods Exchange292
 Ch. 11Competitive Feasting313
 Ch. 12Raiding and Militarism as a Competitive Strategy336
Pt. IVConclusion 
 Ch. 13Trade Competition and Political Transformations in Philippine Chiefdoms373

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