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With Jonathan Friedman and Fredrik Barth providing overviews, this series of innovative ethnographies highlights ways of forming social relations specific to Oceania as a cultural area, exemplifying a new kind of comparative approach and making a major contribution to general social theory.
Ingjerd Hoëm is Head of the Institute for Pacific Archaeology and Cultural History at the Kon-Tiki Museum.
Sidsel Roalkvam is a Post-doctoral fellow in the Department of General Practice and Community Medicine, University of Oslo.
|List of Figures|
|2||Sociality as Figure: Bedamini Perceptions of Social Relationships||13|
|3||Fighting Hierarchy: Relations of Egality and Hierarchy among the May River Iwam of Papua New Guinea||29|
|4||Landscapes of Sociality: Paths, Places and Belonging on Wogeo Island, Papua New Guinea||51|
|5||Disentangling the Butubutu of New Georgia: Cognatic Kinship in Thought and Action||71|
|6||Pathway and Side: An Essay on Onotoan Notions of Relatedness||115|
|7||Making Sides: On the Production of Contexts and Difference in Tokelau||137|
|8||'The Other Kind': Representing Otherness and Living with it on Kotu Island in Tonga||157|
|9||'Maori are Different, but We are Similar for Particular Reasons': Dynamics of Belonging in Social Practice||177|
|List of Contributors||209|