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  • 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

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

  • Beyond the Coral Sea: Travels in the Old Empires of the South-West Pacific (Text Only)by Michael Moran

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    A romantic and adventurous journey to the hidden islands and lagoons beyond Papua New Guinea and north of Australia. more...

  • Savage Harvestby Carl Hoffman

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 15.99

    The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea in 1961 has kept the world and his powerful, influential family guessing for years. Now, Carl Hoffman uncovers startling new evidence that finally tells the full, astonishing story. Despite exhaustive searches, no trace of Rockefeller was ever found. Soon after his disappearance, rumors... more...

  • Foodways and Empathyby Anita von Poser

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 95.00

    Through the sharing of food, people feel entitled to inquire into one another's lives and ponder one another's states in relation to their foodways. This in-depth study focuses on the Bosmun of Daiden, a Ramu River people in an under-represented area in the ethnography of Papua New Guinea, uncovering the conceptual convergence of local notions of... more...

  • Growing Artefacts, Displaying Relationshipsby Ludovic Coupaye

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 95.00

    What gives artefacts their power and beauty? This ethnographic study of the decorated long yams made by the Nyamikum Abelam in Papua New Guinea examines how these artefacts acquire their specific properties through processes that mobilise and recruit diverse entities, substances and domains. All come together to form the 'finished product' that... more...

  • Historia ya Jamii ya Zanzibar Na Nyimbo za Siti Binti Saadby Laura Fair

    Twaweza Communications 2013; US$ 24.95

    Laura Fair is Professor of History at Michigan State University in the U.S.A. She lived in Zanzibar for many years doing research for her first book: Pastimes and Politics: Culture, Community and Identity in Post-abolition Urban Zanzibar, 1890-1945. In this book she illustrates how former slaves used the social and cultural tools at their command to... more...

  • Savage Harvestby Carl Hoffman

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 32.99

    An fascinating investigation into a tragic disappearance that gripped the world. The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea in 1961 has kept the world and his powerful, influential family guessing for years. Now, Carl Hoffman uncovers startling new evidence that finally tells the full, astonishing story. Despite exhaustive... more...

  • Social Complexity in the Makingby Donald Tuzin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    Social Complexity in the Making is a highly accessible ethnography which explains the history and evolution of Ilahita, an Arapesh-speaking village in the interior Sepik region of northeastern New Guinea. This village, unlike others in the region, expanded at an uncharacteristically fast rate more than a century ago and has maintained its large size... more...