Arrow Talk: Transaction, Transition, and Contradiction in New Guinea Highlands History

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Arrow Talk makes a significant contribution to the understanding of Melanesian culture and contemporary sociopolitical issues in Papua New Guinea. In a post modern era in which culture has been dismissed by many anthropologists as a reification, this book makes a cogent argument for cultural holism by showing how symbolic, psychological, religious and linguistic factors have combined to shape Melpa responses to the political and economic crises they have had to face in the waning years of the millennium. This analysis also ...

Arrow Talk: Transaction, Transition, and Contradiction in New Guinea Highlands History 2000, Kent State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780873386616

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