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Author Leach, James, 1969- author.

Title Creative land : place and procreation on the Rai Coast of Papua New Guinea / James Leach.

Publication Info. New York ; Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2004.

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Description 1 online resource (xx, 236 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-228) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: List of Maps, Figures, Tables, and Photographs ix -- Acknowledgements xi -- Notes on the Text xv -- Preface xvii --Introduction 1 -- The Rai Coast 1 --Chapter 1: Process and Kinship 21 -- Kinship, Process, and Creativity 22 -- Cognation and Flexibility 26 -- An Alternative to the Genealogical Model 29 -- The Palem 31 --Chapter 2: Residence History and Palem 33 -- Hamlets Past and Present 33 -- Hamlets as Social Groups 41 -- The Labours of Lawrence 49 -- Complexity 52 --Chapter 3: Marrying Sisters 57 -- Defining Relationships 57 -- Myths and Explanations 75 --Chapter 4: Gardens, Land, and Growth 91 -- Origin Points 92 --Gendered Productivity: The Tambaran 93 -- Households and Gardens 100 -- Gardening, not 'Production' 101 -- Gardens, Land, and Substance 114 -- Male Continuity, Female Movement 118 --Chapter 5: Birth, Emergence, and Exchange 127 -- The Transactions Between Affinal Kin Focused on Children 128 -- Mother's Brothers in the Anthropological Literature 143 -- Affinal Payments and Lineality in Reite 145 -- Visibility and Recognition 151 --Chapter 6: Spirit, Flesh, and Bone 159 -- The Palem as a Body 159 -- Performing Places. People and Spirits as Land Made Mobile 177 --Chapter 7: Places and Bodies, Landscape and Perception 193 -- The Concept of Landscape in Anthropology 196 -- Hearing and Vision as Sensory Modalities 201 -- Landscape in the Nekgini Lifeworld 206 --Chapter 8: Creative Land 211 -- Land, Place, and Person 211 -- Simple Principles, Complex Process 215 -- Creativity 216 --Glossary 219 -- References 221 -- Index 229.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Nekgini (Papua New Guinean people) -- Kinship.
Nekgini (Papua New Guinean people) -- Economic conditions.
Human ecology -- Papua New Guinea -- Madang Province.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Leach, James, 1969- Creative land : place and procreation on the Rai Coast of Papua New Guinea. New York ; Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2004 xx, 236 pages 9781571815569 (DLC) 2002034456
ISBN 9781571815569
9781789205831 (e-book)

 
    
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