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Marilyn Strathern

in The Gender of the Gift: Problems with Women and Problems with Society in Melanesia

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064232
eISBN:
9780520910713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064232.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Some sense of the variety of social forms is sustained in the running distinction between societies whose exchange systems do and those whose do not produce more kinship. Comparative anthropology ... More


A History of the Churches in Australasia

Ian Breward

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263562
eISBN:
9780191600418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263562.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Distinctive forms of Christianity have emerged in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands since the late eighteenth century. With European and North American roots, they have successfully ... More


Organizing Christian Churches from the 1830S to the 1870s

Ian Breward

in A History of the Churches in Australasia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263562
eISBN:
9780191600418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263562.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Denominations played an important part in the construction of colonial societies. Colonial education, health care, social welfare, the press, philanthropy, and politics were all shaped by Christian ... More


Creating New Societies

Ian Breward

in A History of the Churches in Australasia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263562
eISBN:
9780191600418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263562.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The 1950s and 1960s were a time of great expansion and optimism for the churches of the region. New kinds of architecture, education, theology, and music reflected economic and social changes that ... More


Methodology After the Event: Weiner, Symbolic Obviation, and the Foi and Strathern, Gender of the Gift, and the Hagen moka

Tony Crook

in Anthropological Knowledge, Secrecy and Bolivip, Papua New Guinea: Exchanging Skin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264003
eISBN:
9780191734151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264003.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter provides two ethnographic examples of anthropologists reflexively incorporating Melanesian aesthetics and energetics into their interpretations by making distinctive borrowings from ... More


The Gender of the Gift: Problems with Women and Problems with Society in Melanesia

Marilyn Strathern

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064232
eISBN:
9780520910713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064232.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In this original synthesis on Melanesian scholarship, this book argues that gender relations have been a particular casualty of unexamined assumptions held by Western anthropologists and feminist ... More


Just Talk: Gossip, Meetings, and Power in a Papua New Guinea Village

Karen Brison

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077003
eISBN:
9780520912182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077003.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the often overlooked role of gossip and rumor in creating power in small Melanesian communities. The Kwanga of the East Sepik Province of Papua, New Guinea think that malicious ... More


Pasin Pasifik/Pasifik Way

Steven Winduo

in Huihui: Navigating Art and Literature in the Pacific

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838959
eISBN:
9780824869496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838959.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter presents Steven Winduo’s poem “Pasin Pasifik/Pasifik Way,” in which he calls all the peoples of the Pacific—Polynesians, Melanesians, and Micronesians—to come meet together as islanders ... More


The Power of the Word and Prophecy: Pathways of Conversion in Africa and the Pacific

Brian Stanley

in Christianity in the Twentieth Century: A World History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196848
eISBN:
9781400890316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196848.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter traces a number of different trajectories whereby a religion emanating from Western societies became, in the course of the twentieth century, a faith rooted in the soil of West African ... More


Anthropological Strategies

Marilyn Strathern

in The Gender of the Gift: Problems with Women and Problems with Society in Melanesia

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064232
eISBN:
9780520910713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064232.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Social control, the integration of groups, and the promotion of sociability itself have all been read into people's engagement in ceremonial exchange. The significance of feminism is the relative ... More


Power: Claims and Counterclaims

Marilyn Strathern

in The Gender of the Gift: Problems with Women and Problems with Society in Melanesia

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064232
eISBN:
9780520910713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064232.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter is concerned to dismantle the concreteness of certain other anthropological metaphors that are so often ascribed to the minds of Melanesian participants. It introduces the argument that ... More


Cause and Effect

Marilyn Strathern

in The Gender of the Gift: Problems with Women and Problems with Society in Melanesia

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064232
eISBN:
9780520910713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064232.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes how enchainment works to create individuals as agents and relations as the cause of events. A cause exists as a single reference point for the agent, in the same way as the ... More


A Voyage in God’s Canoe: Law and Religion in Melanesia

Reid Mortensen

in Law and Religion: Current Legal Issues 2001 Volume 4

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199246601
eISBN:
9780191697616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246601.003.0028
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines how modern civil law can be reconciled with the deep religiosity of the Melanesian peoples, expressed publicly in a commitment to both Christianity and custom. The questioned is ... More


Anglicanism in Oceania since 1914

Michael Gladwin

in The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume V: Global Anglicanism, c. 1910-2000

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199643011
eISBN:
9780191840111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199643011.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the history of Anglicanism in Oceania. In particular, it demonstrates how Anglo-Catholic, High Church, and monastic expressions of Anglicanism were transposed to Melanesian and ... More


Economics and the Self-Interested Individual

Paul Sillitoe

in From Land to Mouth: The Agricultural "Economy" of the Wola of the New Guinea Highlands

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300142266
eISBN:
9780300162950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300142266.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter is concerned with the idea that the self-interested individual is a driving force behind human sociality. It first provides a further definition of economics, where it notes that while ... More


Community and the Other-Interested Individual

Paul Sillitoe

in From Land to Mouth: The Agricultural "Economy" of the Wola of the New Guinea Highlands

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300142266
eISBN:
9780300162950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300142266.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter further expands on the concept of the Melanesian individual, which was discussed in the previous chapter, in order to highlight its importance in understanding of the “economy.” It first ... More


When “Early” Modern Colonialism Comes Late: Historical Archaeology in Vanuatu

James L. Flexner and Matthew Spriggs

in Historical Archaeology of Early Modern Colonialism in Asia-Pacific: The Southwest Pacific and Oceanian Regions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054759
eISBN:
9780813053318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054759.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The Early Modern Period of world history is framed in terms of centuries1400–1800 CE. A host of major transformations occurred within global environments, economies, religions, and societies. Yet, ... More


Tobacco as an Object of Exchange between Islanders and Foreigners

Mac Marshall

in Drinking Smoke: The Tobacco Syndemic in Oceania

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836856
eISBN:
9780824871123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836856.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter explains why tobacco is the “perfect” exchange commodity between Islanders and Foreigners. As a drug food, tobacco served as both an inducer and an enhancer of trade. Tobacco encouraged ... More


A Musical Melanesian Way

Denis Crowdy

in Hearing the Future: The Music and Magic of the Sanguma Band

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851569
eISBN:
9780824868307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851569.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Chapter 2 examines circa-independence history in PNG, with a focus on the main center of national culture production, the Creative Arts Centre. The political imperative at the time to embrace all ... More


The Wartime Opening

David W. Akin

in Colonialism, Maasina Rule, and the Origins of Malaitan Kastom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838140
eISBN:
9780824870874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838140.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter shows how World War II proved a demoralizing setback for those Europeans dedicated to tightly controlling Melanesians, and their attempts at war's end to reinstate the old social order ... More


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