The Fame of Gawa : a symbolic study of value transformation in a Massim (Papua New Guinea) society (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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The Fame of Gawa : a symbolic study of value transformation in a Massim (Papua New Guinea) society

Author: Nancy D Munn
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Lewis Henry Morgan lecture series, 1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd printView all editions and formats
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Deals with fundamental practices of value creation on Gawa, a small island off the southeast coast of mainland Papua New Guinea, the inhabitants of which participate in the long-distance kula shell  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy D Munn
ISBN: 9780822312703 0822312700
OCLC Number: 321034200
Description: XVII, 331 p. : ill., fig. ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Lewis Henry Morgan lecture series, 1976.
Responsibility: Nancy D. Munn.

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"This is an almost ideal realisation of the twin aims of anthropology and ethnographic writing... This is not just a book about a tiny island, and not just a book for Melanesianists. It coordinates a Read more...

 
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