Knowledge and Power in a South Pacific Society / Edition 1

Knowledge and Power in a South Pacific Society / Edition 1

by Lamont Lindstrom
     
 

ISBN-10: 0874743575

ISBN-13: 9780874743579

Pub. Date: 10/28/1990

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press

Viewing a stereotypical Melanesian society through the lens of Foucaultian theory, Lindstrom investigates how the Tannese create, exchange, and consume knowledge.

Overview

Viewing a stereotypical Melanesian society through the lens of Foucaultian theory, Lindstrom investigates how the Tannese create, exchange, and consume knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874743579
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
10/28/1990
Series:
Series in Ethnographic Inquiry
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxv
Knowledge and Power1
Code/Content
Mode of Information
Conversational Discourse
Knowing Tanna27
Tanna
Knowing
Discipline and Doctrine
Conversational Qualification
Statement Production67
Authorization
Repetition
Formulation
Production Control
Statement Circulation104
Storage
Distribution
Exchange
Statement Consumption139
Hearing
Editing
Regimes of Truth
Changing Conversations174
Disjunction
Conjunction
Silence
References201
Index219

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