Animism

Women

Debt


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A
NIMISM

T
he fundamental
cultural traits
which distinguish
Southeast Asia
from China and India:

1) The concept of spirit or soul stuff animating living things
(or "animism"), which is alive and well
in various forms and strongest today
in tribal areas.









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W
OMEN


2) 
The prominence of women in ritual matters, descent, marketing, and agriculture.











DEBT

3)
 The importance of debt as a determinant of social obligation, and as a means of control (not territory) due to under-population. 



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