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Creative land : place and procreation on the Rai Coast of Papua New Guinea

Author: James Leach
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Berghahn Books, (c)2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book contains a new critique of the genealogical model of kinship, suggesting that this model prevents us from grasping the way generative relations, including those to land and place, constitute persons on the Rai Coast. Analytic attention is focused upon the life cycle, marriage, exchange and artistic production as the activities in which substantial connection is generated. The argument, made in relation to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Texts
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Leach
ISBN: 1571815562 9781571815569
OCLC Number: 50745138
Language Note: Includes text in Nekgini and Tok Pisin.
Description: xx, 236 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Process and Kinship --
Ch. 2. Residence History and Palem --
Ch. 3. Marrying Sisters --
Ch. 4. Gardens, Land, and Growth --
Ch. 5. Birth, Emergence, and Exchange --
Ch. 6. Spirit, Flesh, and Bone --
Ch. 7. Places and Bodies, Landscape and Perception --
Ch. 8. Creative Land.
Responsibility: James Leach.
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How are people connected to places, and how is creativity linked to family relationships?  Read more...

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"What is new in Leach's account is the emphasis Nekgini speakers put on land. His attention to this emphasis makes his ethnography in many ways a powerful development... the book as a whole is Read more...

 
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