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Gods Ghosts And Men In Melanesia

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Author: Peter Lawrence
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Category : Ethnology
Languages : en
Pages : 298
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"(There have been ) great advances in the ethnography of eastern Melanesia and New Guinea. So far the emphasis has been on the traditional economic, social and political systems, although there has also been some concern for problems of social and political change. The field most neglected in publication has been traditional religion. The primary aim of these essays is to fill this gap : ....." [from back cover].

Rethinking Women S Roles

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Author: Sharon W. Tiffany
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ISBN: 0520320999
Size: 71.43 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 258
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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1984.

Bibliography Of Kuru

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Author: Daniel Carleton Gajdusek
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Category : Bibliographies
Languages : en
Pages : 220
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Over 1600 entries, generally to literature written between 1957-1974. Covers books, journal articles, and unpublished reports. Includes basic bibliography (arranged by authors) and supplements in related fields, i.e., social and physical anthropology, linguistics, and natural history. Author index.

Ethnology

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Category : Anthropology
Languages : en
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Tr Ume N

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Languages : de
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Magic Witchcraft And Religion

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Author: Arthur C. Lehmann
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Category : Occultism
Languages : en
Pages : 482
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A comparative reader that takes an anthropological approach to the study of religious beliefs, both strange and familiar.

Handbuch Der Dritten Welt

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Author: Franz Nuscheler
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Category : Developing countries
Languages : de
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Wiener V Lkerkundliche Mitteilungen

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Category : Anthropology
Languages : de
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Archaeology Physical Anthropology In Oceania

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Category : Archaeology
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Arch Ology Physical Anthropology In Oceania

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Category : Archaeology
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Paideuma

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Category : Civilization
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History And Tradition In Melanesian Anthropology

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Author: James G. Carrier
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 257
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Melanesian societies, like village societies in many parts of the world, are frequently portrayed as existing in a timeless, traditional present. The effects of this view are seen not only in overall popular and academic understandings of these societies but also in more abstract debates within anthropology about the nature of kinship, exchange, or social organization. History and Tradition in Melanesian Anthropology offers an alternative view, from authors who believe that historical evidence can and must inform our understanding of contemporary cultures. This collection of original essays brings together scholars in anthropology and history. They point out ways in which the "timeless-traditionalism" approach of anthropology is inadequate. Life in the existing societies of Melanesia cannot be understood, they say, without taking firmly into account how these societies are shaped by their interactions with Western influences. In different ways all the contributors bring the history of Melanesian societies into their analyses, whether discussing the generally dismissive attitude of ethnographers toward the large numbers of Melanesian Christians; the ethnocentrism that led European observers to interpret fighting among the Melanesians solely according to whether it was for or against the Europeans; or the mechanism by which a practice such as kerekere (the soliciting of goods or services in Fijian society) became reified as a "custom." While the essays are critical of much of the anthropology that is done in Melanesia, they also exemplify a responsible, historically informed approach to the study of Melanesian societies - sober, constructive, and ideologically disinterested. Historians and anthropologists of Melanesia and the Pacific in general will find here original and enlightening work that is sure to influence the theoretical orientation of Melanesian anthropology.

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