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  • The Huli Response to Illnessby Stephen Frankel

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 43.00 US$ 35.26

    This study of the rapid transformation of traditional medical care among the Huli of New Guinea by Western treatments strikingly combines the methods of social anthropology and epidemiology. more...

  • Quadripartite Structuresby Mark S. Mosko

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This book was the first detailed, comprehensive study of Bush Mekeo culture and society. more...

  • What Gifts Engenderby Rena Lederman

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Gift exchange plays a crucial role in the social and political organization of Mendi in Papua New Guinea. more...

  • Papua New Guineaby Don Woolford

    University of Queensland Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    First published in 1976, Papua New Guinea was the first book to interpret the key events that led to the nation?s independence in 1975. In the book, journalist Don Woolford, a correspondent for the Australian Associated Press in Papua New Guinea, describes the ferment and excitement of the 1960s and 1970s, chronicling the former Australian territory?s... more...

  • Malawi and Scotland Together in the Talking Place Since 1859by R. Ross

    Mzuni Press 2013; US$ 30.40

    This pioneering and fascinating book is the first to tell the story of the remarkably enduring bonds between Malawi and Scotland from the time of David Livingstone to the flourishing cultural, economic and religious relationships of the present day. Why should there be any significant relationship between one small nation on Europeís north-western... more...

  • The Great Villageby Cyril S. Belshaw

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book is the first systematic study of the urban Papuan and analyses, among other things, the family, household budgets, the proliferation of ceremonial and the re-birth of sorcery. The study can be compared, from the point of view of methods and research problems, with the increasing number of accounts of the urbanization of traditional societies,... more...

  • The Magical Bodyby Richard Eves

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    An intriguing exploration of the role and significance of the body in the world of a Pacific Islands People, the Lelet of New Ireland (Papua New Guinea). In vivid ethnographic detail, the monograph captures the fluidity and complexity of Lelet conceptions of corporeality and their significance to identity as they encounter the influences of modernity,... more...

  • Papua New Guineaby Thomas Booth

    Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 7.99

    Papua New Guinea, the eastern half of the second-largest island in the world, includes a cluster of islands off its northeast coast - New Britain, New Ireland, Bougainville, Manus, the Trobriands, and scores of smaller islands. The other half of the island, the western part - Indonesian Irian Jaya - is another story and, other than brief remarks about... more...

  • Papua New Guinea – Port Moresby, the Trobriand Islands & Beyondby Thomas Booth

    Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Papua New Guinea, the eastern half of the second-largest island in the world, includes a cluster of islands off its northeast coast - New Britain, New Ireland, Bougainville, Manus, the Trobriands, and scores of smaller islands. The other half of the island, the western part - Indonesian Irian Jaya - is another story and, other than brief remarks... more...

  • Stealing People's Namesby Simon J. Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 47.00 US$ 38.54

    In this intriguing study, Simon Harrison analyses the significance of names in the context of Avatip ritual, cosmology and concepts of the person. more...