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Ku Waru: Language and Segmentary Politics in the Western Nebilyer Valley, Papua New Guinea

Ku Waru: Language and Segmentary Politics in the Western Nebilyer Valley, Papua New Guinea


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ISBN-13: 9780521025249
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/31/2006
Series: Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language Series , #10
Pages: 412
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of tables; List of abbreviations; Preface and acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. The setting; 3. Some aspects of Ku Waru segmentary sociality; 4. Ceremonial exchange and marriage in the Western Nebilyer Valley; 5. Some linguistic structures of segmentary politics; 6. Warfare compensation payment of Laulku: an analysis; 7. Compensation at Palimung and the Kulka women's club; 8. The events in perspective; 9. Perspectives on 'event'; Appendices: A. Transcript of proceedings at Kailge on July 24, 1983; B. Grammatical sketch of Bo Una, Ku Waru dialect; C. The conduct of warfare; D. Ku Waru metalinguistic expressions; Chapter notes; Glossary; References; Index.

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"The writing admirably combines detailed ethnography, clear summaries of the state of the Melanesianist field, and the broader theoretical implications of their work. Ethnography at its best." Social & Behavioral Sciences

"As the data are excellent and provide much food for thought, the book certainly validates its claim 'to contribute to a more fully accountable anthropology of situated action'....a major contribution to the textual microstudy of exchange systems." Eric Schwimmer, Pacific Affairs

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