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Author Strathern, Andrew.

Title The python's back : pathways of comparison between Indonesia and Melanesia / Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart.

Published Westport : Bergin & Garvey, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.8009598 STRA    AVAILABLE
Physical description 174 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1 Introduction: Comparisons 1 -- Chapter 2 Slavery and Personhood 13 -- Chapter 3 Kinship and Commoditization: Comparative Transformations 29 -- Chapter 4 Cassowaries 43 -- Chapter 5 Sky Beings and the Earth 59 -- Chapter 6 Female Spirits 79 -- Chapter 7 Witchcraft 101 -- Chapter 8 Themes 127 -- Chapter 9 Envoi: Histories 133.
Summary Argues for a comparative perspective on ethnographic themes from Eastern Indonesia and the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, breaking down stereotypes of cultural differences between these regions.
Other author Stewart, Pamela J., 1958-
Subject Ethnology -- Indonesia -- Comparative method.
Ethnology -- Melanesia -- Comparative method.
Indonesia -- Social life and customs.
Melanesia -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 0897897072 (alk. paper)