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Making the Modern Primitive: Cultural Tourism in the Trobriand Islands

Michelle MacCarthy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824855604
eISBN:
9780824872175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855604.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book provides an anthropological analysis of the encounter between local residents and tourists in the Trobriand Islands, a place renowned in anthropology and represented in various media as ... More


Medusas of the Western Pacific: The Cultural Techniques of Seafaring

Bernhard Siegert

in Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263752
eISBN:
9780823268962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263752.003.0005
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

According to Sophocles, seafaring is the very first cultural technique which makes possible all other cultural techniques. The chapter analyzes shipbuilding and navigational practices among the ... More


Gossip and Politics

Karen J. Brison

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

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077003
eISBN:
9780520912182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077003.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that rumors reflect a situation in which unsubstantiated stories can have far-reaching consequences socially and in politics. In Kwanga villages, and in small, relatively ... More


The Tyranny of Taxonomy

Bruce Lincoln

in Discourse and the Construction of Society: Comparative Studies of Myth, Ritual, and Classification

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199372362
eISBN:
9780199372393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372362.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Taxonomy is not just a neutral means to organize knowledge, but inevitably serves as a means to establish and naturalize hierarchic structures. Classification of this sort may be established ... More


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