What Gifts Engender: Social Relations and Politics in Mendi, Highland Papua New Guinea

What Gifts Engender: Social Relations and Politics in Mendi, Highland Papua New Guinea

by Rena Lederman

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ISBN-13: 9780521104999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/19/2009
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1. Mendi coming into view; 2. Sem relations: solidarity and its limits; 3. Twem: personal exchange partnerships; 4. Gender ideology and the politics of exchange; 5. Twem and sem in context; 6. Sai le at Senkre: the politics of a Pig Festival; 7. 'Development' in Mendi.

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