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The Resource Arrow talk : transaction, transition, and contradiction in New Guinea highlands history, Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart

Arrow talk : transaction, transition, and contradiction in New Guinea highlands history, Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart

Label
Arrow talk : transaction, transition, and contradiction in New Guinea highlands history
Title
Arrow talk
Title remainder
transaction, transition, and contradiction in New Guinea highlands history
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Arrow Talk makes a significant contribution to the understanding of Melanesian culture and contemporary sociopolitical issues in Papua New Guinea. In a post-modern era in which culture has been dismissed by many anthropologists as a reification, this book makes a cogent argument for cultural holism by showing how symbolic, psychological, religious, and linguistic factors have combined to shape Melpa responses to the political and economic crises they have had to face in the waning years of the millennium. This analysis also contributes notably to the development of anthropological perspectives on colonial and postcolonial historical processes. Since the Melpa face many of the same challenges as other "modernizing" people in the Pacific and elsewhere, Strathern and Stewart's insights are valuable for scholars working on similar problems in a variety of ethnographic regions."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strathern, Andrew
Dewey number
306/.09956/5
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DU740.42
LC item number
.S768 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stewart, Pamela J
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medlpa (Papua New Guinean people)
  • Medlpa (Papua New Guinean people)
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., Medlpa
  • Political oratory
  • Ceremonial exchange
  • Social change
  • Western Highlands Province (Papua New Guinea)
Label
Arrow talk : transaction, transition, and contradiction in New Guinea highlands history, Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42476634
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 216 pages
Isbn
9780873386616
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99048675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Arrow talk : transaction, transition, and contradiction in New Guinea highlands history, Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42476634
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 216 pages
Isbn
9780873386616
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99048675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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