People and Things: Social Mediation in Oceania

People and Things: Social Mediation in Oceania

by Monique Jeudy-Ballini, Bernard Juillerat
     
 

ISBN-10: 089089616X

ISBN-13: 9780890896167

Pub. Date: 05/01/2002

Publisher: Carolina Academic Press

The present work is collection of eleven essays by French anthropologists. The data they discuss were gathered in societies in Polynesia (Samoa, Tonga), Melanesia (Papua New Guinea, Irian Jaya, New Britain, New Ireland, New Caledonia), and Australia.  See more details below

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The present work is collection of eleven essays by French anthropologists. The data they discuss were gathered in societies in Polynesia (Samoa, Tonga), Melanesia (Papua New Guinea, Irian Jaya, New Britain, New Ireland, New Caledonia), and Australia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890896167
Publisher:
Carolina Academic Press
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction: The Social Life of Objects3
Ch. 1Subjects and Objects in Samoa: Ceremonial Mats Have a "Soul"27
Ch. 2The Kava Ritual and the Reproduction of Male Identity in Polynesia53
Ch. 3Surrogates for Humans and for Gods79
Ch. 4Women and Wealth in New Guinea103
Ch. 5The Spectacle of Things: A Melanesian Perspective on the Person and the Self123
Ch. 6The Other Side of the Gift: From Desire to Taboo: Representations of Exchange and Oedipal Symbolism Among the Yafar, Papua New Guinea157
Ch. 7To Help and To "Hold": Forms of Cooperation Among the Sulka, New Britain185
Ch. 8Copy Rights for Objects of Worship, Land Tenure and Filiation in New Ireland211
Ch. 9Australian Aboriginal Ritual Objects Or How to Represent the Unrepresentable239
Ch. 10Culture Cult: Ritual Circulation of Inalienable Objects and Appropriation of Cultural Knowledge (Northwest and Central Australia)265
Ch. 11Time, Objects and Identities: The Destiny of Kanak Art289
Bibliography311
The Authors339
Summaries343
Index of Personal Names349
Index of Proper Names353
Subject Index357

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