An Introduction to the Anthropology of Melanesia

Author: Paul Sillitoe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521588367
Release Date: 1998-10-08
Genre: Social Science

An introductory text to the peoples and cultures of Melanesia for undergraduate studies in general anthropology.

An Introduction to the Anthropology of Melanesia

Author: Paul Sillitoe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521588367
Release Date: 1998-10-08
Genre: Social Science

An introductory text to the peoples and cultures of Melanesia for undergraduate studies in general anthropology.

An Introduction to the Anthropology of Melanesia

Author: Paul Sillitoe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521588367
Release Date: 1998-10-08
Genre: Social Science

An introductory text to the peoples and cultures of Melanesia for undergraduate studies in general anthropology.

Pacific Studies

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ISBN: UOM:39015066169056
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Islands of the Pacific


The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond

Author: Mr John Barker
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409491095
Release Date: 2012-12-28
Genre: Social Science

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.

Encyclopedia of religion

Author: Lindsay Jones
Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
ISBN: UOM:39015059251523
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Religion

Among Library Journal's picks of the most important reference works of the millennium - with the Encyclopedia Judaica and the New Catholic Encyclopedia - Mircea Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion won the American Library Associations' Dartmouth Medal in 1988 and is widely regarded as the standard reference work in the field. This second edition, which is intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987, includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries - many heavily updated - as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles. Preserving the best of Eliade's cross-cultural approach, while emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture, this new edition is the definitive work in the field for the 21st century. An international team of scholars and contributors have reviewed, revised and added to every word of the classic work, making it relevant to the questions and interests of all researchers. The result is an essential purchase for libraries of all kinds.

Humanity An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: James Peoples
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337515801
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Genre: Social Science

HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Eleventh Edition, offers a solid framework centered on globalization and culture change. The text's engaging narrative provides new ways of looking at many of the challenges facing the world in this century, as students examine ethnic conflicts, globalization of culture and language, recent debates about gay marriage, increasing inequalities, population growth, hunger, and the survival of indigenous cultures. Throughout this highly acclaimed work, Peoples and Bailey explore the diversity of humanity and clearly demonstrate why an appreciation and tolerance of cultural differences is critical today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Change in Melanesia

Author: Paul Sillitoe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521778069
Release Date: 2000-04-13
Genre: Social Science

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.

Introducing Anthropology of Religion

Author: Jack David Eller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134131921
Release Date: 2007-08-07
Genre: Social Science

This lively and readable survey introduces students to key areas of the field and shows how to apply an anthropological approach to the study of contemporary world religions. Written by an experienced teacher, it covers all of the traditional topics of anthropology of religion, including definitions and theories, beliefs, symbols and language, and ritual and myth, and combines analytic and conceptual discussion with up-to-date ethnography and theory. Eller includes copious examples from religions around the world – both familiar and unfamiliar – and two mini-case studies in each chapter. He also explores classic and contemporary anthropological contributions to important but often overlooked issues such as violence and fundamentalism, morality, secularization, religion in America, and new religious movements. Introducing Anthropology of Religion demonstrates that anthropology is both relevant and essential for understanding the world we inhabit today.

Social Reproduction and History in Melanesia

Author: Robert John Foster
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521483328
Release Date: 1995-04-27
Genre: History

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."

Home in the Islands

Author: Jan Rensel
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824819349
Release Date: 1997-01
Genre: Social Science

Home in the Islands addresses changes in housing in the Pacific, considers how these changes came about, and explores their consequences. Architecture intersects with critical anthropology and geography as contributors examine how social, political, religious, economic, demographic, and environmental influences coverage in the nexus of housing. Building on recent interdisciplinary literature, the essays explore the meanings that are spatially negotiated as Pacific Islanders build and dwell in places that have always been home, are homes away from home, and are homelands without homes. Although detailed written and photographic documentation is not available for most case studies of housing in the Pacific, the stories are there for those who learn to read the evidence. They draw attention to colonial and missionary agendas, local and global economies, environmental disasters, cultural identities, social connections, and family continuity, as well as personal choices. And, as the chapter on homeless Hawaiians shows, even those without houses have stories to tell. Anthropologists, architects, environmental designers, geographers, and historians will welcome this diverse volume on a neglected yet important aspect of change in the lives of Pacific Islanders.

The Anthropology of Christianity

Author: Fenella Cannell
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822336464
Release Date: 2006-11-07
Genre: Religion

Ethnographies exploring the vastly different ways that Christianity is experienced and understood by different groups around the world.

Property Relations

Author: C. M. Hann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052159636X
Release Date: 1998-04-16
Genre: Social Science

The anthropological tradition approaches property as a "bundle of rights" and property relationships as social relationships. Rejecting both liberal and socialist approaches, which often neglect the wider social and cultural contexts of property, the contributors to this volume renew and extend the anthropological perspective. The ethnographic case studies include accounts of sharing among hunter-gatherers and herders in Africa and "intelligence gathering" among Siberian herders, land appropriation from Native Americans, and problems of ownership and disposal in Melanesia. Other essays cover contemporary property issues in Northern Cyprus, Romania, Britain and Japan.