Living Kinship in the Pacific (Pacific Perspectives: Studies of the European Society for Oc #4) (Paperback)

Living Kinship in the Pacific (Pacific Perspectives: Studies of the European Society for Oc #4) By Christina Toren (Editor), Simonne Pauwels (Editor) Cover Image
By Christina Toren (Editor), Simonne Pauwels (Editor)
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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.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781785335204
ISBN-10: 1785335200
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2017
Pages: 274
Language: English
Series: Pacific Perspectives: Studies of the European Society for Oc
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