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Uniform Title Pacifique-Sud aujourd'hui : identités et transformations culturelles. English.
Title The changing South Pacific : identities and transformations / edited by Serge Tcherkézoff and Françoise Douaire-Marsaudon ; translated by Nora Scott.

Imprint Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2008.


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Description 1 online resource (336 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction: The cargo will not come ... -- Aspects and Stages of the Westernisation of a Tribal Society / Maurice Godelier -- 'My poor border dwellers' (Yafar 1970-1995) / Bernard Juillerat -- Men's Houses, Other People's Houses / Philippe Peltier -- Cargo cult or sin cult? A Melanesian rite to better God / Monique Jeudy-Ballini -- Human Sacrifice and Cargo Cult in New Ireland / Brigitte Derlon -- In Australia, it's 'Aboriginal' with a capital 'A' / Barbara Glowczewski -- 'Mipela wan bilas' / Pierre Lemonnier -- Why should everyone have a different name? / Pascale Bonnemère -- Of atolls and gardens / Jean-Michel Chazine -- Food and Wealth / Françoise Douaire-Marsaudon -- Identity at stake in the present-day Kingdom of Tonga / Marie-Claire Bataille and Georges Benguigui -- Culture, nation, society / Serge Tcherkézoff.
Language Translated from the French.
Summary The texts collected in this volume take an anthropological approach to the variety of contemporary societal problems which confront the peoples of the contemporary South Pacific: religious revival, the sociology of relations between local groups, regions and nation-States, the problem of culture areas, the place of democracy in the transition of States founded on sacred chiefdoms, the role of ceremonial exchanges in a market economy, and so forth. Each chapter presents a society seen from a specific point of view, but always with reference to the issue of collective identity and its confrontation with history and change. The collection thus invites the reader to understand how the inhabitants of these societies seek to affirm both an individual identity and a sense of belonging to the contemporary world. In doing so, it informs the reader about the contemporary realities experienced by the inhabitants of the South Pacific, with a view to contributing to an intercultural dialogue between the reader and these inhabitants.
Subject Ethnology -- Oceania.
Oceania -- Politics and government.
Gender & Ethnic Studies.
Social Sciences.
Ethnic & Race Studies.
Politics and government.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Developing & Emerging Countries.
Ethnology. (OCoLC)fst00916106
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
Oceania. (OCoLC)fst01242982
Ethnic & Race Studies.
Gender & Ethnic Studies.
Social Sciences.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Tcherkézoff, Serge.
Douaire-Marsaudon, Françoise.
Other Form: Print version: Changing South Pacific : identities and transformations. Canberra, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, ©2008 9781921536144
ISBN 9781921536151 (electronic bk.)
1921536152 (electronic bk.)
9781921536144 (print version)

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