Politics in Melanesia

Author: Ahmed Ali
Publisher: N.A
Category: Melanesia
Page: 170
View: 3230

Pacific Nations and Territories

The Islands of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia
Author: Reilly Ridgell
Publisher: Bess Press
ISBN: 9781573060011
Category: History
Page: 174
View: 3774
Offers information on all the island groups of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia, covering geography, geology, migration, history, climate, and pre-contact lifestyles.

An Introduction to the Anthropology of Melanesia

Culture and Tradition
Author: Paul Sillitoe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521588362
Category: Social Science
Page: 254
View: 2091
An introductory text to the peoples and cultures of Melanesia for undergraduate studies in general anthropology.

From Primitive to Postcolonial in Melanesia and Anthropology

Author: Bruce M. Knauft
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472066872
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
View: 9165
A prominent scholar surveys the special place of Melanesia in our understanding of human cultural variation

Social Change in Melanesia

Development and History
Author: Paul Sillitoe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521778060
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
View: 563
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.

Pacific Neighbors

The Islands of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia
Author: Betty Dunford,Reilly Ridgell
Publisher: Bess Press
ISBN: 9781573060226
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 188
View: 3176
Offers information on all the island groups of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia, covering geography, geology, migration, history, climate, and pre-contact lifestyles.

Ritualized Homosexuality in Melanesia

Author: Gilbert H. Herdt
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520080966
Category: Social Science
Page: 409
View: 8805
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.

The Megalithic Culture of Melanesia

Author: Alphonse Riesenfeld
Publisher: Brill Archive
Page: 736
View: 5465

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
View: 9826
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 Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond

Author: Mr John Barker
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409491099
Category: Social Science
Page: 258
View: 2937
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.

The Birds of Northern Melanesia

Speciation, Ecology, and Biogeography
Author: Ernst Mayr,Jared Diamond
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195349665
Category: Science
Page: 548
View: 6000
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.

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
View: 348
This volume provides an ethnographic account of courtship, marriage and family life among the people of the Trobriand Islands.

Polynesian Missions in Melanesia

From Samoa, Cook Islands and Tonga to Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia
Author: N.A
Publisher: [email protected]
Category: Missionaries
Page: 144
View: 7913

Social Reproduction and History in Melanesia

Mortuary Ritual, Gift Exchange, and Custom in the Tanga Islands
Author: Robert John Foster
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521483322
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 5359
This study describes and interprets the ritual activity that follows upon death in the Tanga Islands, Papua New Guinea. Robert J. Foster shows how the performance of large-scale feasts and ceremonial exchanges both commemorate the dead and regenerate the social relations of the living. He places the rites in an historical context by demonstrating how the effects of participation in an expanding cash economy has allowed Tangans to conceive of the rites as "customary" in opposition to the new and foreign practices of "business."

Religions of Melanesia

A Bibliographic Survey
Author: G. W. Trompf
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313287541
Category: Reference
Page: 695
View: 8228
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.

Pacific Island Legends

Tales from Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and Australia
Author: Bo Flood,Beret E. Strong,William Flood
Publisher: Bess Press
ISBN: 9781573060844
Category: Nature
Page: 266
View: 8143
44 Pacific legends retold for young adults.

Birds of Melanesia

Bismarcks, Solomons, Vanuatu and New Caledonia
Author: Guy Dutson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408152460
Category: Science
Page: 448
View: 670
This new Helm Field Guide covers the species-rich Melanesia region of the south-west Pacific, from New Caledonia and the Solomons through the Bismarks to Vanuatu, a popular destination for tours and travellers and one that has never before had field-guide coverage. The cover star is the Kagu, the region's most iconic bird species and a highly sought-after endemic of New Caledonia. Superb colour plates illustrate the 650 species that occur in the region, allied with concise identification text and a series of distribution colour bars. For anyone travelling to this far-flung Pacific region, this book is indispensible.

Population, Reproduction, and Fertility in Melanesia

Author: Stanley J. Ulijaszek
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781571816443
Category: Social Science
Page: 243
View: 3014
Human biological fertility was considered a important issue to anthropologists and colonial administrators in the first part of the 20th century, as a dramatic decline in population was observed in many regions. However, the total demise of Melanesian populations predicted by some never happened; on the contrary, a rapid population increase took place for the second part of the 20th century. This volume explores relationships between human fertility and reproduction, subsistence systems, the symbolic use of ideas of fertility and reproduction in linking landscape to individuals and populations, in Melanesian societies, past and present. It thus offers an important contribution to our understanding of the implications of social and economic change for reproduction and fertility in the broadest sense.

Mission to Melanesia

Out of Bondage
Author: John Wrightson
Publisher: Janus Publishing Company Lim
ISBN: 1857566009
Category: History
Page: 284
View: 4399
"A fascinating and detailed history of the Melanesia mission, established by the Anglican Church during the 1840s. The record of the mission's progress during the following hundred years, offers a vivid impression of the vitality, dedication, sensitivity and sheer humanity of those who contributed to its story."--Back cover.

Essays on the Depopulation of Melanesia (Classic Reprint)

Author: W. H. R. Rivers
Publisher: CUP Archive
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 144
View: 713
Excerpt from Essays on the Depopulation of Melanesia It is a happy chance that the regions dealt with - the chain formed by the New Hebrides with the Santa Cruz and Solomon Islands - were the latest to be invaded by European settlers, so that there the Melanesian folk retained till a much later date, and in almost absolute purity, their own ideas, customs and culture generally, whereas in Fiji and the more easterly islands the record was blurred at an earlier time by the intrusion, first of European waifs and strays, next by the earliest missionaries, and even by actual settlers. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.