Definition of kula in English:
(In some Pacific communities) an interisland system of ceremonial gift exchange as a prelude to or at the same time as regular trading.
- Malinowski found that kula cements social bonds between island groups, and according to anthropologist Richard Harper this makes it an ideal basis for new ways to make technology useful.
- Kula provides a useful illustration of the important role played by social ceremonies in sustaining both economic, social, and political relations.
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