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Strathern, Andrew

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The rope of moka; big-men and ceremonial exchange in Mount Hagen, New Guinea by Andrew Strathern( Book )

26 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Mount Hagen area of central New Guinea, warfare has been replaced since the arrival of the Europeans by a vigorous development of moka, a competitive ceremonial exchange of wealth objects. The exchanges of pigs, shells and other valuables are interpreted as acting as a bond between groups, and as a means whereby individuals, notably the big-men, can maximize their status. Professor Strathern analyses the ways in which competition between big-men actually takes place, and the effects of this competition on the overall political system
Witchcraft, sorcery, rumors, and gossip by Pamela J Stewart( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book combines two classic topics in social anthropology in a new synthesis: the study of witchcraft and sorcery and the study of rumors and gossip. It does so in two ways. First, it shows how rumor and gossip are invariably important as catalysts for accusations of witchcraft and sorcery. Second, it demonstrates the role of rumor and gossip in the genesis of social and political violence, as in the case of both peasant rebellions and witch-hunts. Examples supporting the argument are drawn from Africa, Europe, India, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Sri Lanka. They include discussions of witchcraft trials in England and Scotland in the seventeenth century, witch-hunts and vampire narratives in colonial and contemporary Africa, millenarian movements in New Guinea, the Indian Mutiny in nineteenth-century Uttar Pradesh, and rumors of construction sacrifice in Indonesia."--Jacket
Self-decoration in Mount Hagen by Andrew Strathern( Book )

15 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One father, one blood: descent and group structure among the Melpa people by Andrew Strathern( Book )

10 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bodies and persons : comparative perspectives from Africa and Melanesia( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Large-scale comparisons are out of fashion in anthropology, but this book suggests a bold comparative approach to broad cultural differences between Africa and Melanesia. Its theme is personhood, which is understood in terms of what anthropologists call 'embodiment'. These concepts are applied to questions ranging from the meanings of spirit possession, to the logics of witchcraft and kinship relations, the use of rituals to heal the sick, 'electric vampires', and even the impact of capitalism. There are detailed ethnographic analyses, and suggestive comparisons of classic African and Melanesian ethnographic cases, such as the Nuer and the Melpa. The contributors debate alternative strategies for cross-cultural comparison, and demonstrate that there is a surprising range of continuities, putting in question common assumptions about the huge differences between these two parts of the world
Inequality in New Guinea highlands societies( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ongka : a self-account by a New Guinea big-man by Ongka( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body thoughts by Andrew Strathern( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A line of power by Andrew Strathern( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curing and healing : medical anthropology in global perspective by Andrew Strathern( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape, memory and history : anthropological perspectives by Pamela J Stewart( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landmarks : reflections on anthropology by Andrew Strathern( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landmarks addresses a wide range of questions relevant to the recent history of anthropology and its importance to contemporary issues. These questions include the significance of anthropology for Third World studies; the debate on whether anthropology is a scientific or a humanistic subject; anthropology as a means of reflecting on ourselves as well as others; and the criticisms of anthropological work that have emerged out of postmodernism. Drawing on his research findings in Papua New guinea since 1964 and his more recent work on the cross-cultural study of medicine, the author examines the extent to which we can achieve understanding between different cultures and the relative merits of approaches that stress indigenous categories or those of the observer. He concludes that the discipline now requires reconstruction rather than deconstruction, and advances the call for holistic models of human behavior which re-conceptualize the relationship between body and mind
The Kawelka : Ongka's big moka by Charlie Nairn( Visual )

30 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Papua New Guinea, status is earned by giving things away rather than acquiring them. This documentary explores the Moka, a ceremony in which people, sometimes the whole tribe, give gifts to members of other tribes, the larger the gift, the greater the victory over the recipient. The video follows Ongka as he prepares for the giving of his Moka
Terror and violence : imagination and the unimaginable by Andrew Strathern( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrow talk : transaction, transition, and contradiction in New Guinea highlands history by Andrew Strathern( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This analysis also contributes notably to the development of anthropological perspectives on colonial and postcolonial historical processes. Since the Melpa face many of the same challenges as other "modernizing" people in the Pacific and elsewhere, Strathern and Stewart's insights are valuable for scholars working on similar problems in a variety of ethnographic regions."--Jacket
Gender, song, and sensibility : folktales and folksongs in the highlands of New Guinea by Pamela J Stewart( Book )

19 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Empowering the past, confronting the future : the Duna people of Papua New Guinea by Andrew Strathern( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aluni Valley Duna people of Papua New Guinea have met the challenges of the postcolonial world by creatively integrating selected elements of global culture with their own spiritual and mythological heritage, and have succeeded in thus empowering their past as a means of confronting the future
Humors and substances : ideas of the body in New Guinea by Pamela J Stewart( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Explores and elaborates a theme of fundamental significance in the societies of New Guinea--humors and substances of the human body--to illuminate themes of gender relations, witchcraft, ecology, ritual, and the treatment of sickness, all seen within the framework of the wider cosmos
Peace-making and the imagination : Papua New Guinea perspectives by Andrew Strathern( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revenge in response to violence risks the escalation of conflict. Andrew Strathern and Pamela J Stewart argue that in communities where violence must instead be paid for through compensation, violent conflict can be contained. Peace-making and the Imagination explores the balance between revenge and compensation in the peace-making process. With primary reference to the Highlands of Papua New Guinea and comparisons with cases from Africa, Pakistan and other arenas of tribal social formations, the authors explore how ritual - wealth disbursement, oath taking, sacrifice, formal apologies - are often used as a means of averting or transcending acts of revenge after violence. Compensation - and its broader ethos of reciprocal exchange relations - enable peace-making by reframing violent acts and reducing the influence of terror in social life. Peace-making and the Imagination presents a thoughtful and creative approach to the transformation of violent conflict."--Publisher's website
Menschen und Masken by Malcolm Kirk( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Strather, Andrew J. 1939-

Strathern, A. J.

Strathern, A. J. 1939-

Strathern, A. J. (Andrew Jamieson)

Strathern, A. J. (Andrew Jamieson), 1939-

Strathern, Andrew 1939-

Strathern, Andrew J.

Strathern, Andrew Jamieson

Strathern, Andrew Jamieson 1939-

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Witchcraft, sorcery, rumors, and gossipBodies and persons : comparative perspectives from Africa and MelanesiaInequality in New Guinea highlands societiesBody thoughtsCuring and healing : medical anthropology in global perspectiveLandscape, memory and history : anthropological perspectivesTerror and violence : imagination and the unimaginableArrow talk : transaction, transition, and contradiction in New Guinea highlands history