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Living Kinship in the Pacific (Pacific Perspectives free pdf Unaisi Nabobo-Baba observed that for the various peoples of the Pacific, kinship is generally understood as "knowledge that counts." It is with this observation that the volume begins, and it continues with a straightforward objective to provide case studies of Pacific kinship. In doing so, contributors share an understanding of kinship as a lived and living dimension of contemporary human lives, in an area where deep historical links provide for close and useful comparison. The ethnographic focus is on transformation and continuity over time in Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa with the addition of three instructive cases from Tokelau, Papua New Guinea, and Taiwan. The book ends with an account of how kinship is constituted in day-to-day ritual and ritualized behavior.

About Christina Toren

Christina Toren earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the London School of Economics and is Professor of Anthropology and Founding Director of the Centre for Pacific Studies at the University of St. Andrews. Her works include Mind, Materiality and History (1999) and The Challenge of Epistemology (co-edited with Joao de Pina-Cabral, 2012). Simonne Pauwels is a Researcher at CNRS and the adjunct director of CREDO. Before working in Fiji, she conducted research in Eastern Indonesia for many years and, besides a number of articles, has written Metanleru, un voilier predateur: Renommee et fertilite dans l'ile de Selaru (2009) and D'un nom a l'autre en Asie du Sud-Est, Approches ethnologiques (co-edited with Josiane Massard-Vincent, 1999).

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Author : Christina Toren
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Data Published : 01 April 2015
ISBN : 1782385770
EAN : 9781782385776
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 300 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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