Expressive Genres and Historical Change: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Taiwan

Expressive Genres and Historical Change: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Taiwan

by Andrew Strathern, Pamela J. Stewart

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351937542
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/05/2017
Series: Anthropology and Cultural History in Asia and the Indo-Pacific
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 284
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Dr Pamela J. Stewart and Professor Andrew Strathern are collaborators who are based in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, and they are, respectively, Visiting Research Fellow and Visiting Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Durham, England. They have been Visiting Research Fellows at the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan during 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005. They have published many books and articles on their research in the Pacific, Asia, and Europe.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction, Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart; Chanted tales in the New Guinea Highlands of today: a comparative study, Alan Rumsey; Duna Pikono: a popular contemporary genre in the Papua New Guinea Highlands, Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew Strathern; ’Our Heart Always Remembers, We Think of the Words as Long as We Live’: sacred songs and the revitalization of Indigenous religion among the Indonesian Ngaju, Anne Schiller; Calling on the ancestors to stop crime: ritual performance in an age of intermittent violence, Janet Hoskins; The camera is working: Paiwan aesthetics and performances in Taiwan, Tai-li Hu; The aesthetics of politics: transforming genres and meanings in Melanesia, Lisette Josephides; Melpa songs and ballads: junctures of sympathy and desire in Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea, Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart; Emphatic speech, expressive genres, and the dancing-songs of the Eipo and Yalenang (Eastern Mountains of West Papua), Volker Heeschen; Index.

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