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Title:Dobu : ethics of exchange on a Massim island, Papua New Guinea
Creator:Kuehling, Susanne
Description:"A CHP production"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-313) and index
Extent:xiv, 329 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Identifier:ISBN: 0824827317
ISBN: 9780824827311
Identifier (URI):https://uhmanoa.lib.hawaii.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=2525385
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press
Spatial Coverage:a-pp---
Papua New Guinea, Dobu Island
Dobu Island (Papua New Guinea)
Papua New Guinea
Dobu Island
Subject:DU580.K84 2005
Manners and customs
Papua New Guinea--Dobu Island
Subject (LCSH):Ethnology--Papua New Guinea--Dobu Island
Dobu Island (Papua New Guinea)--Social life and customs
Table Of Contents:Map of South-east New Guineaviii-ix --Maps of Dobu Islandx --1What is a 'Dobuan'?1 --State, church and conversion: the Dobuan of the Methodists7 --Science and conscience: The anthropologists' Dobuan11 --Under the wings of a Dobu 'mother'18 --2The Dobu Concept of the Person27 --Dimensions of personhood in Dobu28 --'Work' as a personal gift30 --'On the inside': notions of individuality34 --Language, possession and space36 --Spirit and person42 --The head (deba- or bulubulu)43 --The relational person45 --The blood (lala-)46 --The skin (bwala)48 --States of the body50 --Person and gender53 --3Paths and Patterns of Everyday Exchanges59 --Hamlet life and the duty of 'help'61 --Options of support64 --The bird clan (manua)66 --Those who 'stand behind' (muli)68 --Ethics of everyday life69 --Strategies of sharing and hiding72 --Behind the facade -- conflict and consolidation79 --'Small gifts'81 --4'Big Gifts' and the Claim to Fame87 --'Working' for wealth91 --Yam -- the root of women's power92 --Bebai -- the Big Yams96 --'Une -- at the heart of exchange98 --Pigs -- the beloved protein98 --Bagi and mwali -- shells of the kula ring101 --Criteria of value103 --The 'gender' of valuables106 --The concept of kitomwa -- ownership or management?110 --The use of 'une and bebai111 --5The Gift That Kills -- Witchcraft and Sorcery116 --Negative exchange122 --Emotions of retribution124 --The vulnerability of the mind129 --You never know -- the loophole134 --Exchange of the gaze: a panoptic perspective138 --6Gifts of Cash for God and Goods146 --Tapwalolo: How to give to the Lord146 --The ambiguity of business156 --'Money is like yams'168 --'Money is like tobacco and betel nuts'171 --Development from below?173 --Paradise and Cowboy: the 'mixed person'174 --Women's liberation?177 --7Strategic Friendships and Precious Memories: the Dobu Way of Kula183 --A Dobu-centric view of kula188 --To Duau, The land of plenty: An account of kula travel192 --The secrets of kula magic198 --Leaving Dobu -- the trip begins201 --Starting kula: a greenhorn's position202 --Visiting the partner207 --The art of cheating212 --Home sweet home: gifts, gagasa and gossip216 --Playing the game of fame219 --Exchange 'intoxication'?222 --8The Price of Love: Mortuary Feasting and Paternal Duty229 --Feasting the dead: Basa, bwabwale and dugumalala235 --Wailing over the body236 --'Eating' is 'work'237 --Dugumalala -- the 'short cut'244 --Sagali in Losina247 --Getting it all together253 --The platform257 --On top of the world -- sagali euphoria265 --Love, shame and duty271 --Appendix 1Words for 'inner' states287 --Appendix 2List of affinal exchanges290
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Kuehling, Susanne. 2005. Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press.
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