Nucleation in Papua New Guinea Cultures

Author(s):
Mayers, Marvin K. and Daniel D. Rath, editors
Description:

Gives a collection of studies of Papua New Guinea cultures, each isolating one key concept that is believed to define the whole of that culture.

Include concepts about

  • the 'big man' in the 'father-of-the-village' role
  • the pig, which highlights important values in Melanesian culture
  • shell money, used among people of New Britain, and
  • mami 'yam'.
Table of Contents:

Preface

  • "Pigs Are Our Hearts": A Functional Study of the Pig in Melanesia
    Daniel D. Rath
  • Of Pigs, Men, and Life: A Glimpse at Wiru Society
    Michael Fullingim
  • Duke of York Shell Money: A Mediator of Relationships
    Dean and Dianne Moore
  • Mami Reveals Dynamic Kwanga Social Structure
    Takashi Manabe
  • The Interrelationship of Taboo and Kinship as the Cohesive Agent of Saniyo-Hiyowe Society
    Ronald K. Lewis
  • Feasts: Celebration or Obligation?
    Judy Kennedy
  • The Intermediary and Social Distance in Western Torres Strait
    Rodney J. Kennedy
$23.50
Date:
1988
Extent:
xii, 103 pages
Subject:
Focus
Ethnography
ISBN 13:
978-0883121771
ISBN 10:
0883121778
Size:
6 × 9 × 0.24 in
Weight:
0.7 lb
Country:
Papua New Guinea
Content Language: