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Anthropology's Global HistoriesThe Ethnographic Frontier in German New Guinea, 1870-1935

Anthropology's Global Histories: The Ethnographic Frontier in German New Guinea, 1870-1935

Rainer F. Buschmann

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831844
eISBN:
9780824869960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831844.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Anthropologists and world historians make strange bedfellows. Although the latter frequently employ anthropological methods in their descriptions of cross-cultural exchanges, the former have raised ... More

Articulating Rapa NuiPolynesian Cultural Politics in a Latin American Nation-State

Articulating Rapa Nui: Polynesian Cultural Politics in a Latin American Nation-State

Riet Delsing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851682
eISBN:
9780824868024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851682.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography examines the colonization of the Pacific island of Rapa Nui/Easter Island by the Latin American country of Chile. It also discusses the Rapanui people’s growing emphasis on cultural ... More

At Home and in the FieldEthnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Suzanne S. Finney, Mary Mostafanezhad, Guido Carlo Pigliasco, and Forrest Wade Young (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847593
eISBN:
9780824868215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Crossing disciplinary boundaries, this book is an anthology of twenty-first century ethnographic research and writing about the global worlds of home and disjuncture in Asia and the Pacific Islands. ... More

Becoming LandownersEntanglements of Custom and Modernity in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste

Becoming Landowners: Entanglements of Custom and Modernity in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste

Victoria C. Stead

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856663
eISBN:
9780824872991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856663.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Becoming Landowners: Entanglements of Custom and Modernity in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste examines the impact of modernising processes of change—globalization, “development,” state- and ... More

Changing Contexts, Shifting MeaningsTransformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania

Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania

Elfriede Hermann (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833664
eISBN:
9780824870355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833664.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book sheds new light on processes of cultural transformation at work in Oceania and analyzes them as products of interrelationships between culturally created meanings and specific contexts. It ... More

Diversity in DiasporaHmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century

Diversity in Diaspora: Hmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century

Mark Edward Pfeifer, Monica Chiu, and Kou Yang (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835972
eISBN:
9780824871390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835972.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book wrestles with Hmong Americans' inclusion into and contributions to Asian American studies, as well as to American history and culture and refugee, immigrant, and diasporic trajectories. It ... More

A Faraway, Familiar PlaceAn Anthropologist Returns to Papua New Guinea

A Faraway, Familiar Place: An Anthropologist Returns to Papua New Guinea

Michael French Smith

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836863
eISBN:
9780824871253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836863.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Although the author first went to Papua New Guinea in 1973, in 2008 it had been ten years since he had been back to Kragur Village, Kairiru Island, where he was an honorary “citizen.” He finds in ... More

Gender and Globalization in Asia and the PacificMethod, Practice, Theory

Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific: Method, Practice, Theory

Kathy E. Ferguson and Monique Mironesco (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831592
eISBN:
9780824869311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831592.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

What is globalization? How is it gendered? How does it work in Asia and the Pacific? This book takes a fresh stock of globalization's complexities. It pursues critical feminist inquiry about women, ... More

Gender on the EdgeTransgender, Gay, and Other Pacific Islanders

Gender on the Edge: Transgender, Gay, and Other Pacific Islanders

Niko Besnier and Kalissa Alexeyeff (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838829
eISBN:
9780824869489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838829.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Transgender identities and other forms of gender and sexuality that transcend the normative pose important questions about society, culture, politics, and history. They force us to question, for ... More

Gossip and the Everyday Production of Politics

Gossip and the Everyday Production of Politics

Niko Besnier

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833381
eISBN:
9780824870676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833381.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Although gossip is disapproved of across the world’s societies, it is a prominent feature of sociality, whose role in the construction of society and culture cannot be overestimated. In particular, ... More

Greed and GrievanceEx-Militants' Perspectives on the Conflict in Solomon Islands, 1998-2003

Greed and Grievance: Ex-Militants' Perspectives on the Conflict in Solomon Islands, 1998-2003

Matthew G. Allen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838546
eISBN:
9780824871024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838546.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book offers important new perspectives on the violence and unrest that gripped Solomon Islands between late 1998 and mid-2003, a period known as the Ethnic Tension. Based on in-depth interviews ... More

Making Sense of MicronesiaThe Logic of Pacific Island Culture

Making Sense of Micronesia: The Logic of Pacific Island Culture

Francis X. S.J. Hezel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836610
eISBN:
9780824870652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836610.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Why are islanders so lavishly generous with food and material possessions but so guarded with information? Why do these people, unfailingly polite for the most part, laugh openly when others ... More

Making the Modern PrimitiveCultural Tourism in the Trobriand Islands

Making the Modern Primitive: Cultural Tourism in the Trobriand Islands

Michelle MacCarthy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824855604
eISBN:
9780824872175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855604.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book provides an anthropological analysis of the encounter between local residents and tourists in the Trobriand Islands, a place renowned in anthropology and represented in various media as ... More

Mary, the Devil, and TaroCatholicism and Women's Work in a Micronesian Society

Mary, the Devil, and Taro: Catholicism and Women's Work in a Micronesian Society

Juliana Flinn

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833749
eISBN:
9780824870829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833749.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Catholicism, like most world religions, is patriarchal, and its official hierarchies and sacred works too often neglect the lived experiences of women. Looking beyond these texts, the book reveals ... More

Mediating Across DifferenceOceanic and Asian Approaches to Conflict Resolution

Mediating Across Difference: Oceanic and Asian Approaches to Conflict Resolution

Morgan Brigg and Roland Bleiker (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834593
eISBN:
9780824871697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834593.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book is based on a fundamental premise: to deal adequately with conflict — and particularly with conflict stemming from cultural and other differences — requires genuine openness to different ... More

On Creating a Usable CultureMargaret Mead and the Emergence of American Cosmopolitanism

On Creating a Usable Culture: Margaret Mead and the Emergence of American Cosmopolitanism

Maureen A. Molloy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831165
eISBN:
9780824869236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831165.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Margaret Mead's career took off in 1928 with the publication of Coming of Age in Samoa. Within ten years, she was the best-known academic in the United States, a role she enjoyed all of her life. ... More

Traditional Micronesian SocietiesAdaptation, Integration, and Political Organization in the Central Pacific

Traditional Micronesian Societies: Adaptation, Integration, and Political Organization in the Central Pacific

Glenn Petersen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832483
eISBN:
9780824870140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832483.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the extraordinary successes of the peoples who first settled the Central Pacific islands some two thousand years ago. They and their descendants devised social and cultural ... More

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