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Melanesian Odysseys : Negotiating the Self, Narrative and Modernity.

Author: Lisette Josephides
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, Inc., 2008.
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In a series of epic self-narratives ranging from traditional cultural embodiments to picaresque adventures, Christian epiphanies and a host of interactive strategies and techniques for living, Kewa Highlanders (PNG) attempt to shape and control their selves and their relentlessly changing world. This lively account transcends ethnographic particularity and offers a wide-reaching perspective on the nature of being  Read more...
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Josephides, Lisette.
Melanesian Odysseys : Negotiating the Self, Narrative and Modernity.
New York : Berghahn Books, Inc., ©2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisette Josephides
ISBN: 9780857450555 0857450557
OCLC Number: 645101180
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages)
Contents: Title page-Melanesian Odysseys; Contents; List of Illustrations; Dramatis Personae; Preface; Overtures, Ethnographic and Theoretical; CH 1-The Aesthetics of Fieldwork among the Kewa; CH 2-Self strategies; Part I-Narratives; Chapter 3-Narrating the self I; Chapter 4-Narrating the self II; Chapter 5-Narrating the self III; Part II-Portraits (Several Weddings, Some Divorces and Three Funerals); CH 6-Portraits and minimal narratives; CH 7-Love and all that; CH 8-The politics of death; CH 9-Mimesis, Ethnography and Knowledge; References; Index.

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