Oceanic Sociallities And Cultural Formsby Ingjerd Ho M
Pub. Date: 02/24/2003
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
In anthropology, theoretical approaches attempting to come to terms with experiences of social interaction, often inspired by phenomenology, have come to the fore in opposition to the previously favored emphasis on symbolic and social structures. These essays attempt a new kind of ethnographic description of social life that treats structure and practice as aspects of… See more details below
In anthropology, theoretical approaches attempting to come to terms with experiences of social interaction, often inspired by phenomenology, have come to the fore in opposition to the previously favored emphasis on symbolic and social structures. These essays attempt a new kind of ethnographic description of social life that treats structure and practice as aspects of the same reality. This is achieved through attention to indigenous conceptualizations of the way society itself is generated.
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.
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Table of Contents
|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|
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