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Articulating change in the "last unknown"

Author: Frederick Karl Errington; Deborah B Gewertz
Publisher: Boulder : Westview Press, 1995.
Series: Studies in the ethnographic imagination.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This remarkable book explores questions of identity and value posed by people living on or near the small Pacific island of Karavar in Papua New Guinea. Focusing on how the Karavarans' long-term preoccupation with identity and worth has played out in various social contexts within this rather small place, Errington and Gewertz convey a grounded sense of how these people actually live and engage with such widely  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Errington, Frederick Karl.
Articulating change in the "last unknown".
Boulder : Westview Press, 1995
(OCoLC)624415716
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Karl Errington; Deborah B Gewertz
ISBN: 081332453X 9780813324531 0813324548 9780813324548
OCLC Number: 31710116
Notes: Chiefly a collection of previously published material.
Description: xvii, 196 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Resistance through emulation --
2. Dueling currencies in East New Britain --
3. From darkness to light in the George Brown Jubilee --
4. First contact with God --
5. The triumph of capitalism in East New Britain?
Series Title: Studies in the ethnographic imagination.
Responsibility: Frederick K. Errington and Deborah B. Gewertz.

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An exploration of the questions of identity and value posed by people living on or near the small Pacific island of Karavar in Papua New Guinea. The book focuses on how the Karavarans' long-term  Read more...

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