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Preserving and Promoting Indigenous Languages in Vanuatu: Possibilities and Constraints

Hannah Vari‐Bogiri

in Endangered Languages of Austronesia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199544547
eISBN:
9780191720260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544547.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses approaches to the challenge of recording and supporting local languages in Vanuatu, a highly diverse and dispersed island chain with 110 languages. It outlines the language ... More


The Other Side: Ways of Being and Place in Vanuatu

John Patrick Taylor

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833022
eISBN:
9780824869335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833022.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This is the first major ethnographic and historical study of the Sia Raga people of north Pentecost Island, a region that was home to the late Father Walter Lini, Vanuatu's first prime minister. ... More


The Ideology of the Drone: La Monte Young the Mystic

Jeremy Grimshaw

in Draw a Straight Line and Follow It: The Music and Mysticism of La Monte Young

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740208
eISBN:
9780199918713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740208.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines how, in the 1960s, Young made the transformation from brash enfant terrible to musical mystic. It also explores how the development of Young’s mystical persona coincided with ... More


Sia Raga Architectonics: Knowledge and Agency of Houses

John Patrick Taylor

in The Other Side: Ways of Being and Place in Vanuatu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833022
eISBN:
9780824869335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833022.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter explores the design of Sia Raga dwelling places, both in the architectural sense of a construction plan or template, and also in the sense of a mental plan or strategy by which the house ... More


Poetry as Music

Scott Kugle

in When Sun Meets Moon: Gender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626772
eISBN:
9781469626796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626772.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explains the musical quality of Siraj Awrangabadi’s poetry. He wrote his poems to be sung in sama`, the Sufi gatherings meant for listening to devotional music. This tradition is knows ... More


Embodiment in Music Performance

Martin Clayton and Laura Leante

in Experience and Meaning in Music Performance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199811328
eISBN:
9780199369539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811328.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter is divided into two parts. In the first, current literature on embodied cognition is reviewed, and important themes drawn out. These themes—gesture, the embodied self, social interaction ... More


Raga Organization of The Adi Granth

Pashaura Singh

in The Guru Granth Sahib: Canon, Meaning and Authority

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195663341
eISBN:
9780199080694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663341.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter considers the oral transmission of the bani in the early Sikh community and the role it played in the formation of the Sikh canon. It discusses the rationale behind a key organizational ... More


Prologue: Ways of the Place

John Patrick Taylor

in The Other Side: Ways of Being and Place in Vanuatu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833022
eISBN:
9780824869335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833022.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This prologue provides an overview of the book's key themes. This book focuses on the Sia Raga ways of the place—the dynamic shapes and trajectories that give form to their social, spatial, and ... More


The Story of Jimmy

John Patrick Taylor

in The Other Side: Ways of Being and Place in Vanuatu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833022
eISBN:
9780824869335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833022.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

The practice of telling historical narratives pervades daily life on north Pentecost. This chapter explores the significance of one such narrative: the arresting account of the adventures of Jimmy, ... More


The Ways of the Land-Tree: Sia Raga Cosmography

John Patrick Taylor

in The Other Side: Ways of Being and Place in Vanuatu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833022
eISBN:
9780824869335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833022.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter considers the somewhat different ontological and historiographic codes by which Sia Raga people explore and interpret their emergent being in the world. It discusses the deployment of ... More


Fluid Technologies: Paths of Relationship, Spirals of Exchange

John Patrick Taylor

in The Other Side: Ways of Being and Place in Vanuatu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833022
eISBN:
9780824869335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833022.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter analyzes Sia Raga kinship structures, highlighting the significance of the pig tusk. Circulation and return are central to the imagery by which the Sia Raga conceive of the relationships ... More


Shifting Habitats and Dynamics of Space: Gender and the Sacred in Sia Raga Social Practice

John Patrick Taylor

in The Other Side: Ways of Being and Place in Vanuatu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833022
eISBN:
9780824869335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833022.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

The upper plateau of the north Pentecost landscape is littered with physical evidence of abandoned hamlets and ceremonial sites—in the form of old house foundations or the aged mwele (cycad palms) ... More


Epilogue: And Still They Go to the Moon

John Patrick Taylor

in The Other Side: Ways of Being and Place in Vanuatu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833022
eISBN:
9780824869335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833022.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This epilogue presents an extract from an interview with John Leo Tamata about his life and the recent history of Gilau. John is a remarkable man whose desire and ability to maneuver the kinds of ... More


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