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Polynesian Seafaring and Navigation: Ocean Travel in Anutan Culture and Society
     

Polynesian Seafaring and Navigation: Ocean Travel in Anutan Culture and Society

by Richard Feinberg
 

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Revised to stimulate and engage an undergraduate student audience, Feinberg’s updated account of Anuta opens with a chapter on his varied experiences when he initially undertood fieldwork in this tiny, isolated Polynesian community in the Solomon Islands. The following chapters explore cominant cultural features, including language, kinship, marriage, politics,

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Revised to stimulate and engage an undergraduate student audience, Feinberg’s updated account of Anuta opens with a chapter on his varied experiences when he initially undertood fieldwork in this tiny, isolated Polynesian community in the Solomon Islands. The following chapters explore cominant cultural features, including language, kinship, marriage, politics, and religion—topics that align with subject matter covered in introductory anthropology courses. The final chapter looks at some of the challenges Anutans face in the twenty-first century. Like many other peoples living on small, remote islands, Anutans strive to maintain traditional values while at the same time becoming involved in the world market economy. In all, Feinberg gives readers magnificent material for studying the relations between demography, environment, culture, and society in this changing world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612776187
Publisher:
Kent State University Press
Publication date:
03/24/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
210
Sales rank:
784,540
File size:
10 MB

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Richard Feinberg is also the author of Polynesian Seafaring and Navigation: Ocean Travel in Anutan Culture and Society

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