Prophets of Melanesia

Six Essays
Author: G. W. Trompf
Publisher: [email protected]
ISBN: 9789820200074
Category: Melanesia
Page: 162
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From Primitive to Postcolonial in Melanesia and Anthropology


Author: Bruce M. Knauft
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472066872
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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A prominent scholar surveys the special place of Melanesia in our understanding of human cultural variation

The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond


Author: John Barker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317044975
Category: Social Science
Page: 258
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The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond examines how Melanesians experience and deal with moral dilemmas and challenges. Taking Kenelm Burridge’s seminal work as their starting point, the contributors focus upon public situations and types of people that exemplify key ethical contradictions for members of moral communities. While returning to some classical concerns, such as the roles of big men and sorcerers, the book opens new territory with richly textured ethnographic studies and theoretical reviews that explore the interface between the values associated with indigenous village life and the ethical orientations associated with Christianity, the state, the marketplace, and other facets of ’modernity'. A major contribution to the emerging field of the anthropology of morality, the volume includes some of the most prominent scholars working in the discipline today, including Bruce Knauft, Joel Robbins, F.G. Bailey, Deborah Gewertz and Frederick Errington.

Politics in Melanesia


Author: Ahmed Ali
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Melanesia
Page: 170
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Pacific Nations and Territories

The Islands of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia
Author: Reilly Ridgell
Publisher: Bess Press
ISBN: 9781573060011
Category: History
Page: 174
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Offers information on all the island groups of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia, covering geography, geology, migration, history, climate, and pre-contact lifestyles.

Pacific Neighbors

The Islands of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia
Author: Betty Dunford,Reilly Ridgell
Publisher: Bess Press
ISBN: 9781573060226
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 188
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Offers information on all the island groups of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia, covering geography, geology, migration, history, climate, and pre-contact lifestyles.

Religions of Melanesia

A Bibliographic Survey
Author: G. W. Trompf
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313287541
Category: Reference
Page: 695
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Religions of Melanesia is the first comprehensive annotated bibliography of religious life in a region that boasts over one-quarter of the world's distinct religions.

The lore of Melanesia


Author: Edward Llewellyn Powe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 334
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Ritualized Homosexuality in Melanesia


Author: Gilbert H. Herdt
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520080966
Category: Social Science
Page: 409
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This book contains the work of seven leading anthropologists on the subject of ritualized homosexuality, and it marks the first time that anthropologists have systematically studied cross-cultural variations in homosexual behavior in a non-Western culture area. The book as a whole indicates that contemporary theories of sex and gender development need revision in light of the Melanesian findings.

An Introduction to the Anthropology of Melanesia

Culture and Tradition
Author: Paul Sillitoe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521588362
Category: Social Science
Page: 254
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An introductory text to the peoples and cultures of Melanesia for undergraduate studies in general anthropology.

Social Change in Melanesia

Development and History
Author: Paul Sillitoe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521778060
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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This book offers a clear and absorbing account of social change in Melanesia since the arrival of Europeans, covering the colonial period and the history of the new post-colonial states. It discusses economic and technological change, urbanisation, the development of the modern state, and the often violent reactions to these dramatic transformations, and considers the dilemmas of development that threaten the environment. A companion to An Introduction to the Anthropology of Melanesia (1998), it is addressed to students with little or no background in the region's history and development.

Reflections on Violence in Melanesia


Author: Sinclair Dinnen,Allison Ley
Publisher: Austrlian National Univ Faculty of Law
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 332
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This collection of studies from commentators, academics and activists from throughout the region examines the diverse meanings of violence in Melanesia. It shows that the nature and level of violence varies widely across different Melanesian contexts, with some of those contexts experiencing extraordinary levels of violence.Through the reports the meaning of the categories used in Western law is challenged. Forms of oppression that were more important in the West centuries ago are still important in Melanesia, and while the cultural patterns of violence are local and plural, there are also global currents and paradoxes of political economies and restorative justice. This is not just a book for Melanesianists, but for all who are concerned about violence and healing it.

Culture, Kastom, Tradition

Developing Cultural Policy in Melanesia
Author: Lamont Lindstrom,Geoffrey Miles White
Publisher: [email protected]
ISBN: 9789820201026
Category: Melanesia
Page: 297
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The Megalithic Culture of Melanesia


Author: Alphonse Riesenfeld
Publisher: Brill Archive
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 736
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Pacific Island Legends

Tales from Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and Australia
Author: Bo Flood,Beret E. Strong,William Flood
Publisher: Bess Press
ISBN: 9781573060783
Category: Fiction
Page: 266
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Collects forty-three historical or traditional stories from the Pacific Islands, including creation myths and stories of gods, heroes, and ordinary people.

Gender in Amazonia and Melanesia

An Exploration of the Comparative Method
Author: Thomas Gregor,Donald Tuzin
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520228528
Category: Science
Page: 392
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Amazonia and Melanesia are half a world in distance, yet their cultures bear similarities in the areas of sex and gender. This work looks at ways in which sex and gender are elaborated, obsessed over, and internalized.

The Birds of Northern Melanesia

Speciation, Ecology, and Biogeography
Author: Ernst Mayr,Jared Diamond
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195349665
Category: Science
Page: 548
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Speciation is the process by which co-existing daughter species evolve from one ancestral species - e.g., humans, chimpanzees, and gorillas arising from a common ancestor around 5,000,000 years ago. However, many questions about speciation remain controversial. The Birds of Northern Melanesia provides by far the most comprehensive study yet available of a rich fauna, composed of the 195 breeding land and fresh-water bird species of the Bismarck and Solomon Archipelagoes east of New Guinea. This avifauna offers decisive advantages for understanding speciation, and includes famous examples of geographic variation discussed in textbooks of evolutionary biology. The book results from 30 years of collaboration between the evolutionary biologist Ernst Mayr and the ecologist Jared Diamond. It shows how Northern Melanesian bird distributions provide snapshots of all stages in speciation, from the earliest (widely distributed species without geographic variation) to the last (closely related, reproductively isolated species occurring sympatrically and segregating ecologically). The presentation emphasizes the wide diversity of speciation outcomes, steering a middle course between one-model-fits-all simplification and ungeneralizable species accounts. Questions illuminated include why some species are much more prone to speciate than others, why some water barriers are much more effective at promoting speciation than others, and whether hypothesized taxon cycles, faunal dominance, and legacies of Pleistocene land bridges are real. These years of study have resulted in a huge database, complete with distributions of all 195 species on 76 islands, together with their taxonomy, colonization routes, ecological attributes, abundance, and overwater dispersal. Color plates depict 88 species and allospecies, many of which have never been seen before. For students of speciation, Northern Melanesian birds now constitute a model system against which other biotas can be compared. For population biologists interested in other problems besides speciation, this rich database can now be mined for insights.

Melanesia and its Churches

past and present
Author: Franco Zocca,Melanesian Institute for Pastoral & Socio-Economic Service
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789980650078
Category: Religion
Page: 218
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The Sexual Life of Savages in North-western Melanesia

An Ethnographic Account of Courtship, Marriage, and Family Life Among the Natives of the Trobriand Islands, British New Guinea
Author: Bronislaw Malinowski
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415262484
Category: Social Science
Page: 505
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This volume provides an ethnographic account of courtship, marriage and family life among the people of the Trobriand Islands.