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Oceania : an introduction to the cultures and identities of Pacific Islanders

Author: Andrew Strathern
Publisher: Durham, NC : Carolina Academic Press, ©2002.
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Oceania.
Durham, NC : Carolina Academic Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)653366728
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Strathern
ISBN: 0890894442 9780890894446
OCLC Number: 48544271
Description: vii, 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction / by Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew Strathern --
Oceania : an introduction to the cultures and identities of Pacific Islanders --
Part I / by Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart. The South-West Pacific ; Fiji (Chiefship and political change in Fiji, Medicine and morality in Fiji) ; New Caledonia (New Caledonia : chiefship and historical change) ; Vanuatu (Status acquisition in Vanuatu : art and power) ; The Solomon Islands (Land and sea : historical changes in Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia, Exchange and social change on Choiseul Island, Christianity in the Solomon Islands (Kwara'ae)) ; New Guinea (The Asmat of Irian Jaya : art and its changing meanings, Sung ballads from the Hagen and Duna areas of the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, The use of natural resources in Papua New Guinea, Agriculture and change in the New Guinea Highlands, Warfare, exchange, and gender relations in New Guinea, Ancestors and Christianity in Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea, "Cargo Cults" and millenarian movements as objects of study, Myth and change (Duna, Papua New Guinea), Medicine and change in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea) ; An overview of political problems : the legacies of colonial and post-colonial practices in the south-west Pacific --
Part II / by Richard Feinberg and Cluny Macpherson. The "Eastern Pacific" (Prehistory, Polynesian seafaring, Subsistence and expressive arts, Central themes in Polynesian culture [Honor, Mana, Tapu, Aloha, Descent] ; European contact ; Contemporary issues (The Maori of Aotearoa [European contact, The twentieth century, Summary], Samoa [Prehistory, European contact, Post-independence, Looking toward the future], Anuta [Economic and religious conflict, Rapprochement and continuing stress]) ; Conclusion --
Part III / by Laurence M. Carucci and Lin Poyer. The West Central Pacific ; Ecology and society (Subsistence), Prehistory (Introduction to the archaeology of Micronesia, Western Micronesia, Eastern Micronesian prehistory, Topics in Micronesian archaeology, Micronesia's complex chiefdoms, Exchange and inter-Island contacts) ; Linguistics ; Identity --
Carolines and Marianas (The Mariana Islands, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands, Central Micronesia, Marshall Islands Identity [Ritual practice and the projection of local identity], Kiribati identity, Classic Themes in Micronesian identity), The winds of change : "Freedo-Pendence" and the global marketplace (Banaba ; Bikini [and other S/Pacific locations : Enewetak, Rongelap, Utedik, and Kwajalein], Econ 101, Pohnpeian Style) ; Religious change through history and revitalization (Religious background, The introduction of Christianity, Christianity under Colonial rule, The Japanese era and the Pacific War, Micronesian independence and indigenous churches, Religion as resistance, Christianity and cultural identity) ; Reification of culture and the politics of tradition (Images of the future).
Responsibility: Andrew Strathern [and others].

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