6 edition of History and tradition in Melanesian anthropology found in the catalog.
|Statement||edited by James G. Carrier.|
|Series||Studies in Melanesian anthropology ;, 10|
|Contributions||Carrier, James G.|
|LC Classifications||GN668 .H57 1992|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||ix, 257 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||257|
|LC Control Number||91038223|
More than a century of interaction with colonial and global agencies and forces have 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. Their beautifully designed tapa cloth, made from the pounded inner bark of the paper mulberry tree, most vividly connects the. The English word “taboo” derives from the Melanesian and Polynesian variants tapu, tabu, or kapu, meaning having a dangerous quantity or type of mana, but like mana, the nature of taboo varies considerably throughout Melanesia and Polynesia. Explanation of taboo has proved challenging throughout the history of anthropology. Explanations.
intimate knowledge of the history and culture of a local people with a critical aware- In History and tradition in Melanesian anthropology (ed.)r, Berkeley: University of California Press. ——— (ed.) The anthropology of morality in Melanesia and beyond. Aldershot: Ashgate. Since the publication of Person and Myth: Maurice Leenhardt in the Melanesian World, James Clifford has become one of anthropology's most important interlocutors.A key figure in theory and criticism, he has written seminal essays on topics ranging from art and identity to museum studies and fieldwork/5(1).
The cultural variation in Melanesia, particularly in Papua New Guinea, is unique in the history of human societies. Residents of Papua New Guinea, who number nearly 4 million today, speak one-quarter of the world's languages, around distinct tongues. Here is all the modernity that was absent in Paul Sillitoe's earlier monograph, An Introduction to the Anthropology of Melanesia: Culture and Tradition (). That one he dedicated "For friends in Melanesia, heirs to ol pasin bilong tumbuna "; this companion volume is "For Melanesian friends coming to terms with a rapidly changing world.".
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History and Tradition in Melanesian Anthropology (Studies in Melanesian Anthropology) Hardcover – August 4, by James G. Carrier (Editor) out of 5 stars 1 rating1/5(1). 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. It draws out attention away from the key point that History and tradition in Melanesian anthropology book religion in Melanesia often consists of both Melanesian and Christian religious forms and ideas (cf. Ranger).
Further, the debate rests upon a questionable premise: the notion that religions form coherent and. The textual criticisms of New Model Anthropology are largely correct.
Melanesian anthropology has generally (though certainly not always) elided the social and historical contingencies that the fieldworker confronts, instead presenting an abstracted, essentialist construction of a. Ilana Gershon, Chicago Anthropology Exchange "Foster's attempt at forging [a] new Melanesian anthropological approach is as subtle as it is courageous, and Melanesian and non-Melanesian scholars alike will find his book an informative read." American AnthropologistCited by: Book Review of Introduction to the Anthropology of Melanesia: Culture and Tradition by Paul Sillitoe.
It covers prehistoric, historic and contemporary issues, and includes work by art historians, political scientists, geographers and anthropologists. The chapters range from studies of subsistence, ritual and ceremonial exchange to accounts of state violence, new media and climate change.
On the whole, Melanesian anthropology has not only re- ﬂ ected but also spearheaded these transformations in com- parativism and the ‘ culture ’ concept (e.g., Roy Wagner ’ s James Clifford (born ) is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work combines perspectives from history, literature, and anthropology.
He grew up in New York City and was for thirty-three years Professor in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz until his retirement in Clifford and Hayden White were the first faculty directly appointed to the.
See Article History. Melanesian culture, the beliefs and practices of the indigenous peoples of the ethnogeographic group of Pacific Islands known as Melanesia. From northwest to southeast, the islands form an arc that begins with New Guinea (the western half of which is called Papua and is part of Indonesia, and the eastern half of which comprises the independent country of Papua New Guinea).
James G. Carrier, ed., History and Tradition in Melanesian Anthropology History and Tradition in Melanesian Anthropology EDITED BY James G. Carrier UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS. My observations and enquiries were carried on, and my notes were made, in the years fromwhen I first visited the islands, towhen I left the Mission; partly in the Melanesian Islands, but mostly in Norfolk Island, where natives of many of these islands have for many years been brought together for instruction.
Four lectures given in the Department of Social Anthropology, Cambridge University, – by Marilyn Strathern Introduction by Giovanni da Col. A path-breaking series of lectures on aesthetics and sociality in Melanesia, this volume presents a clear and invaluable introduction to themes in Strathernian anthropology.
Social Reproduction and History in Melanesia: Mortuary Ritual, Gift Exchange, and Custom in the Tanga Islands Volume 96 of Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology, ISSN Author: Robert John Foster: Edition: illustrated: Publisher: Cambridge University Press, ISBN:Length: pages: Subjects.
Melanesian Institute staff have experience of living in Melanesia as well as qualifications in areas like anthropology, sociology and theology.
MI's research focuses on topics of pastoral and social concern to people in Melanesia. The staff offer their service in three. This book contains the work of seven leading anthropologists on the subject of ritualized homosexuality, and it marks the first time that anthropologists have systematically studied cross-cultural variations in homosexual behavior in a non-Western culture area.
The book as a whole indicates that contemporary theories of sex and gender development need revision in light of the Melanesian findings. The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond examines how Melanesians experience and deal with moral dilemmas and challenges.
Taking Kenelm Burridge’s seminal work as their starting point, the contributors focus upon public situations and types of people that exemplify key ethical contradictions for members of moral : John Barker.
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A classic text on the subject is George W. Stocking Jr, Race, Culture, and Evolution: essays in the history of anthropology (Chicago ).
Marshall D. Sahlins, ‘Poor man, rich man, big man, chief: political types in Melanesia and Polynesia’, Comparative Studies in Society and History.
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Review of An Introduction to the Anthropology of Melanesia: Culture and Tradition.‘Nonetheless, I consider this book as a major contribution to Melanesian ethnography and maritime anthropology and recommend it highly to anyone interested in these fields.’ ‘Originally wholly Melanesian, the population became multi-ethnic through colonialism, especially the importing of plantation labourers from the Pacific islands and.Firth's book, Tikopia Ritual and Belief (, London, George Allen & Unwin) remains an important source for the study of Tikopia culture.
Christianity. The Anglican Melanesian Mission first made contact with Tikopia in A mission teacher was not allowed to settle on the island until