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The Resource Ancestral lines : the Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the fate of the rainforest, John Barker

Ancestral lines : the Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the fate of the rainforest, John Barker

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Ancestral lines : the Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the fate of the rainforest
Title
Ancestral lines
Title remainder
the Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the fate of the rainforest
Statement of responsibility
John Barker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"More than a century of interaction with colonial and global agencies and forces has brought many changes to the lives of the Maisin people who live on the northeastern coast of Papua New Guinea. Yet ancestral traditions continue to strongly inform their way of life. Drawing on his long-term fieldwork with the Maisin, Barker offers a nuanced understanding of the way in which the Maisin have been able to reject global commercial logging and remain true to their ancestral values, while still participating in wider social, political, and economic systems. Beautifully written and accessible to most readers, including those with little or no knowledge of Melanesia or anthropology, Ancestral Lines is designed with introductory cultural anthropology courses in mind. The book is organized into chapters that mirror many of the major topics covered in introductory cultural anthropology, such as kinship, economic pursuit, social arrangements, gender relations, religion, politics, and the environment, and uses the Maisin's signature product, tapa cloth, to explain and discuss these topics. The new edition includes a revised preface and an epilogue that brings readers up to date on important events since 2002, including a devastating cyclone and a major court victory against the forestry industry."--
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Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
305.89/912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DU744.35.M32
LC item number
B37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Teaching culture: UTP ethnographies for the classroom
Label
Ancestral lines : the Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the fate of the rainforest, John Barker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fieldwork among the Maisin -- Making a living -- The social design -- The spiritual realm -- Community -- Culture change : tapa and the rainforest -- Ancestral lines
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xiv, 227 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781442635920
Lccn
2016303700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)930042099
Label
Ancestral lines : the Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the fate of the rainforest, John Barker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fieldwork among the Maisin -- Making a living -- The social design -- The spiritual realm -- Community -- Culture change : tapa and the rainforest -- Ancestral lines
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xiv, 227 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781442635920
Lccn
2016303700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)930042099

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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