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Anthropological knowledge, secrecy and Bolivip, Papua New Guinea : exchanging skin

Author: Tony Crook; British Academy.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: British Academy postdoctoral fellowship monograph.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of one of the most enigmatic cultures in the world looks at the nature of knowledge in the Min area of Papua New Guinea (where sharing knowledge is believed to be like exchanging skin), and uses these understandings to consider our own anthropoligical notions of knowledge.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crook, Tony.
Anthropological knowledge, secrecy and Bolivip, Papua New Guinea.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)609243426
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Crook; British Academy.
ISBN: 9780197264003 019726400X
OCLC Number: 84150730
Notes: "Published for The British Academy by Oxford University Press."
Description: 267 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue : kim kurukuru taratara --
1. Miit (sections 1-6) --
2. Methodology after the event : Weiner, symbolic obviation, and the Foi and Strathern, Gender of the gift, and the Hagen moka --
3. Eip (sections 7-15) --
4. A temperamental ménage à̀ trois : Mead, Bateson, and Fortune and the trafficking between social and analytical relations in ethnography --
5. Kuk (sections 16-27) --
6. Cosmology in the making : Barth, the Baktaman, and secrecy --
Dam epilogue : the textual person.
Series Title: British Academy postdoctoral fellowship monograph.
Responsibility: by Tony Crook.

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