The Miskitu confederacy of sisters: fusion, fission and conflict

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This presentation explores, through the examination of case histories, issues surrounding solidarity amongst matrilineally related women in a Miskitu community in eastern Nicaragua. Employing a substantially revised version of the anthropological notions of lineage fission and fusion originally produced for the exploration of patriliny in groups such as the Nuer and the Lugbara in Africa, it considers those factors that produce on the one hand women’s solidarity and on the other schism in Miskitu contexts where matrilineal descent and sisterhood find emphasis.

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Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton St, off Gordon Sq., London WC1H 0BW. Tube: Euston Square

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Speaker(s): Chris Knight