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The Resource Ancestral lines : the Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the fate of the rainforest, John Barker, (electronic resource)

Ancestral lines : the Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the fate of the rainforest, John Barker, (electronic resource)

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Ancestral lines : the Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the fate of the rainforest
Title
Ancestral lines
Title remainder
the Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the fate of the rainforest
Statement of responsibility
John Barker
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"More than a century of interaction with colonial and global agencies and forces has brought many changes to the lives of the Maisin people who live on the northeastern coast of Papua New Guinea. Yet ancestral traditions continue to strongly inform their way of life. Drawing on his long-term fieldwork with the Maisin, Barker offers a nuanced understanding of the way in which the Maisin have been able to reject global commercial logging and remain true to their ancestral values, while still participating in wider social, political, and economic systems. Beautifully written and accessible to most readers, including those with little or no knowledge of Melanesia or anthropology, Ancestral Lines is designed with introductory cultural anthropology courses in mind. The book is organized into chapters that mirror many of the major topics covered in introductory cultural anthropology, such as kinship, economic pursuit, social arrangements, gender relations, religion, politics, and the environment, and uses the Maisin's signature product, tapa cloth, to explain and discuss these topics. The new edition includes a revised preface and an epilogue that brings readers up to date on important events since 2002, including a devastating cyclone and a major court victory against the forestry industry."--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barker, John
Dewey number
305.89/912
LC call number
DU744.35 M32
LC item number
B37 2016
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maisin (Papua New Guinean people)
  • Maisin (Papua New Guinean people)
  • Maisin (Papua New Guinean people)
  • Rain forests
  • Rain forest conservation
  • Rain forest conservation
  • Logging
  • Logging
  • Logging
Label
Ancestral lines : the Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the fate of the rainforest, John Barker, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-220) and index
Contents
Fieldwork among the Maisin -- Making a living -- The social design -- The spiritual realm -- Community -- Culture change : tapa and the rainforest -- Ancestral lines
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001837509
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition.
Isbn
9781442635920
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016303700
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001837509
Label
Ancestral lines : the Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the fate of the rainforest, John Barker, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-220) and index
Contents
Fieldwork among the Maisin -- Making a living -- The social design -- The spiritual realm -- Community -- Culture change : tapa and the rainforest -- Ancestral lines
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001837509
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition.
Isbn
9781442635920
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016303700
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001837509

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