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Title Culture and history in the Pacific / edited by Jukka Siikala; with preface to the second edition by Tuomas Tammaisto and Heikki Wilenius; with new foreword by Petra Autio.

Publication Info. Helsinki : Helsinki University Press, 2021


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Edition [Second edition]
[New edition]
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 282 pages) : illustrations
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Contents Preface to the Second Edition / Tuomas Tammisto & Heikki Wilenius -- Crossing Borders: Changing Contexts of This Book / Petra Autio -- Introduction / Jukka Siikala -- History and the representation of Polynesian societies / Judith Huntsman & Antony Bramston Hooper -- Artefacts of history: Events and the interpretation of images / Marilyn Strathern -- Diarchy and history in Hawai‘i and Tonga / Valerio Valeri -- Under the Toa tree: The genealogy of the Tongan Chiefs / Aletta Biersack -- Chiefs, gender and hierarchy in Ngptoru / Jukka Siikala -- Class and social differentiation in Oceania / V. A. Shnirelman -- New lessons from old shells: Changing perspectives on the Kula / Roger M. Keesing -- Gift exchange and the construction of identity / John Liep -- 'Canoe traffic' of the Torres Strait and Fly Estuary / David Russell Lawrence -- Cultural history of the Pacific and the bark cloth making in Central Sulawesi / Eija-Maija Kotilainen -- The material culture of music performance on Manihiki / Helen Reeves Lawrence -- The 'golden section' on Kitawa Island / Giancarlo M. G. Scoditti -- Decipherment of the Easter Island script / N. A. Butinov.
Summary Culture and History in the Pacific is a collection of essays originally published in 1990. The texts explore from different perspectives the question of culture as a repository of historical information. They also address broader questions of anthropological writing at the time, such as the relationship between anthropologists' representations and local conceptions. This republication aims to make the book accessible to a wider audience, and in the region it discusses, Oceania. A new introductory essay has been included to contextualize the volume in relation to its historical setting, the end of the Cold War era, and to the present study of the Pacific and indigenous scholarship. The authors of Culture and History in the Pacific include prominent anthropologists of the Pacific, some of whom - Roger Keesing and Marilyn Strathern, to name but two - have also been influential in the anthropology of the late 20th and early 21st century in general.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note The full text of this book was peer reviewed in 1990, when the book was first published. The new foreword "Crossing Borders: Changing Contexts of This Book" by Petra Autio was peer reviewed prior to publishing the new edition.
Subject Ethnology -- Oceania.
Oceania -- Social life and customs.
Oceania -- Antiquities.
Ethnologie -- Océanie.
Océanie -- Mœurs et coutumes.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00810745
Ethnology. (OCoLC)fst00916106
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Oceania. (OCoLC)fst01242982
Added Author Siikala, Jukka, editor.
Autio, Petra M., writer of foreword.
Tammaisto, Tuomas, writer of preface.
Wilenius, Heikki, writer of preface.
ISBN 9789523690479 (electronic book)
9523690477 (electronic book)
9789523690462 (paperback)
9523690469 (paperback)
Standard No. AU@ 000070322095

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