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Title Inside Austronesian houses : perspectives on domestic designs for living / edited by James J. Fox.

Imprint Canberra : ANU E Press, 2006.


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xii, 242 pages) : illustrations, maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series Comparative Austronesian series
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Comparative perspectives on Austronesian houses : An introductory essay / James J. Fox -- The Lahanan longhouse / Jennifer Alexander -- Good walls make bad neighbours : The Dayak longhouse as a community of voices / Christine Helliwell -- Posts, hearths and thresholds : The Iban longhouse as a ritual structure / Clifford Sather -- Raising the house post and feeding the husband-givers : The spatial categories of social reproduction among the Minangkabau / Cecilia Ng -- Memories of ridge-poles and cross-beams : The categorical foundations of a Rotinese cultural design / James J. Fox -- The Kaluana house of secrets / Michael W. Young -- Maori meeting-houses in and over time / Toon van Meijl -- Houses and the built environment in island south-east Asia : Tracing some shared themes in the uses of space / Roxana Waterson.
Summary "The eight papers in this volume examine the spatial organization of a variety of Austronesian houses and relate the domestic design of these houses to the social and ritual practices of the specific groups who reside within them. The houses considered in this volume range from longhouses in Borneo to the meeting-houses of the Maori of New Zealand and from the magnificent houses of the Minangkabau of Sumatra to the simpler dwellings of the population of Goodenough Island in Papua New Guinea. Together these papers indicate common features of domestic design from island South-East Asia to Melanesia and the Pacific"-- Publisher's description
Note "A publication of the Department of Anthropology as part of the Comparative Austronesian Project ..."
Online resource; title from PDF title page (JSTOR, viewed August 22, 2017).
Language English.
Subject Vernacular architecture -- Oceania.
Architecture, Domestic -- Social aspects -- Oceania.
Vernacular architecture -- Malay Archipelago.
Architecture, Domestic -- Social aspects -- Malay Archipelago.
Vernacular architecture -- New Zealand.
Architecture, Domestic -- Social aspects -- New Zealand.
Dwellings -- Southeast Asia.
Dwellings -- Oceania.
Southeast Asia -- Social life and customs.
Oceania -- Social life and customs.
Architecture vernaculaire -- Océanie.
Architecture vernaculaire -- Insulinde.
Architecture vernaculaire -- Nouvelle-Zélande.
Habitations -- Asie du Sud-Est.
Habitations -- Océanie.
Asie du Sud-Est -- Mœurs et coutumes.
Océanie -- Mœurs et coutumes.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General.
Architecture, Domestic -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00813713
Dwellings. (OCoLC)fst00899978
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Vernacular architecture. (OCoLC)fst01165401
Asia -- Malay Archipelago. (OCoLC)fst01242676
New Zealand. (OCoLC)fst01204542
Oceania. (OCoLC)fst01242982
Southeast Asia. (OCoLC)fst01240499
Indexed Term Dwellings
Social life
Southeast asia
Added Author Fox, James J., 1940-
Australian National University. Comparative Austronesian Project.
ISBN 9781920942847 (electronic bk.)
192094284X (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000040938852
AU@ 000058146309
GBVCP 1008650781
GBVCP 865743096

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