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The Melanesian World

Edited by: Eric Hirsch , Will Rollason

Print publication date:  April  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138693715
eBook ISBN: 9781315529691
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315529691
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<P>This wide-ranging volume captures the diverse range of societies and experiences that form what has come to be known as Melanesia. It covers prehistoric, historic and contemporary issues, and includes work by art historians, political scientists, geographers and anthropologists. The chapters range from studies of subsistence, ritual and ceremonial exchange to accounts of state violence, new media and climate change. The ?Melanesian world? assembled here raises questions that cut to the heart of debates in the human sciences today, with profound implications for the ways in which scholars across disciplines can describe and understand human difference. This impressive collection of essays represents a valuable resource for scholars and students alike.</P>

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The archaeology of Melanesia Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Melanesia Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Missionaries in the Melanesian World Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Geo-Political Overview of Melanesia Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Melanesia as a Zone of Language Diversity Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Regional Overview Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Subsistence Food Production in Melanesia Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Class, Labour and Consumption in Urban Melanesia Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Money Schemes in Contemporary Melanesia Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Cash Crops and Markets Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Searching for Melanesian Urbanity Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Sovereignty, Civil Conflict and Ethnicity Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Local Government and Politics Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Security Governance in Melanesia Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Gender Relations and Human Rights in Melanesia Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Health, Institutions and Governance in Melanesia Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Owning the Law in Melanesia Download PDF
Chapter  19:  ‘Witchcraft’ and ‘Sorcery’ in Melanesia Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Charismatic Churches, Revivalism and New Religious Movements Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Cargo Cult Post Mortem Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Big Men, Ceremonial Exchange and Life-Cycle Events Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Interpreting Initiation in Melanesia Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Museums and Cultural Centres in Melanesia Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Creation and Destruction in Melanesian Material Culture Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Contemporary Art in Melanesia Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Melanesian Worlds of Music and Dance Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Melanesian World of Paradise Tourism Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Places and Paths in Melanesian Landscapes Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Extractive Industries in Melanesia Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Climate Change in the Islands and the Highlands Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Western Conservation in Melanesia Download PDF
Chapter  33:  New Media, New Melanesia? Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Afterword Download PDF
IndexLanguage Groups Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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