To show the possibility and desirability of viewing war as a process, we can turn first to the Maring people of the Bismarck Mountains of eastern New Guinea. A multiphase war process operating among these people will be described and analyzed in this chapter. The concluding section of the chapter will indicate the features of the Maring process that are especially important for understanding how war processes in general can operate adaptively in relation to perturbations that people must deal with.
KeywordsCluster Population Ancestor Spirit Maring Region Land Redistribution Heavy Casualty
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