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Living Kinship in the Pacific (Paperback)

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Unaisi Nabobo-Baba observed that for the various peoples of the Pacific, kinship is generally understood as "knowledge that counts." It is with this observation that this volume begins, and it continues with a straightforward objective to provide case studies of Pacific kinship. In doing so, contributors share an understanding of kinship as a lived and living dimension of contemporary human lives, in an area where deep historical links provide for close and useful comparison. The ethnographic focus is on transformation and continuity over time in Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa with the addition of three instructive cases from Tokelau, Papua New Guinea, and Taiwan. The book ends with an account of how kinship is constituted in day-to-day ritual and ritualized behavior.

Number of Pages: 274
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Pacific Perspectives: Studies of the European Society for Oceanists
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Language: English
Street Date: January 30, 2017
TCIN: 51968655
UPC: 9781785335204
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-6922

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