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Prestige, Status, and Power in a Modern Valley Korekore Chiefdom, Rhodesia

  • G. Kingsley Garbett


In present-day Valley Korekore society, new opportunities for achieving status have arisen. Alongside traditional institutions, modern political, economic, and religious institutions have developed and, together, these provide a wider and more complex arena than existed in the past in which ambitious individuals compete with one another for prestige, authority, and power.



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