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Title Poetic power of place : comparative perspectives on Austronesian ideas of locality / edited by James J. Fox.

Imprint Canberra : ANU E Press, 2006.


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Place and landscape in comparative Austronesian perspective / James J. Fox -- The water that blesses, the river that flows: place and the ritual imagination among The Temanambondro Of southeast Madagascar / Philip Thomas -- Remembering origins: ancestors and places in the Gumai society Of south Sumatra / Minako Sakai -- The contested landscapes of myth and history in Tana Toraja / Roxana Waterson -- Genealogy and topogeny: towards an ethnography of Rotinese ritual place names / James J. Fox -- Mapping with metaphor: cultural topographies in West Timor / Andrew McWilliam -- Knowing your place: representing relations of precedence and origin on the Buru landscape / Barbara Dix Grimes -- Speaking of places: spatial poesis and localized identity in Buli / Nils Bubandt -- From the poetics of place to the politics of space: redefining cultural landscapes on Damer, Maluku Tenggara / Sandra Pannell -- Seating the place: tropes of body, movement and space for the people of Lelet Plateau, New Ireland (Papua New Guinea) / Richard Eves.
Summary "This collection of papers is the fourth in a series of volumes on the work of the Comparative Austronesian Project. Each paper describes a specific Austronesian locality and offers an ethnographic account of the way in which social knowledge is vested, maintained and transformed in a particular landscape. The intention of the volume is to consider common patterns in the representation of place among Austronesian-speaking populations."--Publisher's description.
Subject Place (Philosophy)
Sacred space -- Madagascar.
Sacred space -- Indonesia.
Sacred space -- Papua New Guinea.
Ethnic studies.
Social groups.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Place (Philosophy) (OCoLC)fst01064977
Sacred space. (OCoLC)fst01103191
Indonesia. (OCoLC)fst01209242
Madagascar. (OCoLC)fst01209332
Papua New Guinea. (OCoLC)fst01212610
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Fox, James J., 1940-
Australian National University. Department of Anthropology.
Australian National University. Comparative Austronesian Project.
ISBN 9781920942861 (electronic bk.)
1920942866 (electronic bk.)

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