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Arrow talk : transaction, transition, and contradiction in New Guinea highlands history

Author: Andrew Strathern; Pamela J Stewart
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Strathern, Andrew.
Arrow talk.
Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99048675
(OCoLC)42476634
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Strathern; Pamela J Stewart
ISBN: 9781612772448 1612772447
OCLC Number: 606458729
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 216 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: pt. 1. Transaction. 1. Transaction and Personhood. 2. Trade as Transaction and "Friendship" 3. Pigs, Shells, and Locality. 4. The Relational-Individual --
pt. 2. Transition. 5. Transaction and Rhetoric. 6. Early Administration: Kiaps and Councils. 7. "Law," "Custom," and Violence --
pt. 3. Contradiction. 8. Honor, Shame, and Agency. 9. Crime and Compensation. 10. The Embodiment of Confession --
pt. 4. Conclusions. 11. Money, Politics, Persons. 12. Resolutions and Revolutions.
Responsibility: Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart.

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