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  • 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...

  • The Sorrow of the Lonely and the Burning of the Dancersby Edward Schieffelin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 36.00

    This classic ethnography, now in its second edition, describes the traditional way of life of the Kaluli, a tropical forest people of Papua New Guinea. The book takes as its focus the nostalgic and violent Gisalo ceremony, one of the most remarkable performances in the anthropological literature. Tracking the major symbolic and emotional themes of... more...

  • Melanesian Odysseysby Lisette Josephides

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 29.95

    In a series of epic self-narratives ranging from traditional cultural embodiments to picaresque adventures, Christian epiphanies and a host of interactive strategies and techniques for living, Kewa Highlanders (PNG) attempt to shape and control their selves and their relentlessly changing world. This lively account transcends ethnographic particularity... more...

  • Papua New Guineaby Don Woolford

    University of Queensland Press 1976; US$ 15.00

    Published in 1976, Papua New Guinea was the first book to interpret the main events leading to Papua New Guinea’s independence. The 1960s and 1970s in Papua New Guinea were a time of ferment and great excitement as Australia’s Territory moved quickly towards independence in 1975. Don Woolford worked as a journalist in Papua New Guinea and... more...

  • Conservation Is Our Government Nowby Paige West; Arturo Escobar; Dianne Rocheleau

    Duke University Press 2006; US$ 23.95

    Ethnography and critique of conservationist efforts in Papua New Guinea, focusing on the misunderstandings, mistranslations, and complexities that arise in the discourse between conservation/biologists and local people. more...

  • Freedom in Entangled Worldsby Eben Kirksey

    Duke University Press 2012; US$ 89.95

    Eben Kirksey first went to West Papua, the Indonesian-controlled half of New Guinea, as an exchange student in 1998. His later study of West Papua's resistance to the Indonesian occupiers and the forces of globalization morphed as he discovered that collaboration, rather than resistance, was the primary strategy of this dynamic social movement. Accompanying... more...

  • Collecting Kamoroby Karen Jacobs

    Sidestone Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    The story of ethnographic collecting is one of cross-cultural encounters. This book focuses on collecting encounters in the Kamoro region of Papua from the earliest collections made in 1828 until 2011. Exploring the links between representation and collecting, the author focuses on the creative and pragmatic agency of Kamoro people in these collecting... more...

  • Engendering Objectsby Anna-Karina Hermkens

    Sidestone Press 2013; US$ 20.99

    Engendering objects explores social and cultural dynamics among Maisin people in Collingwood Bay (Papua New Guinea) through the lens of material culture. Focusing upon the visually stimulating decorated barkcloths that are used as male and female garments, gifts, and commodities, it explores the relationships between these cloths and Maisin people.... more...

  • Learning in Depthby Kieran Egan

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    For generations, schools have aimed to introduce students to a broad range of topics through curriculum that ensure that they will at least have some acquaintance with most areas of human knowledge by the time they graduate. Yet such broad knowledge can’t help but be somewhat superficial—and, as Kieran Egan argues, it omits a crucial aspect... more...

  • Under The Mountain Wallby Peter Matthiessen

    Random House 2012; US$ 11.32

    In the Baliem Valley in central New Guinea lived a Stone Age tribe which survived into the twentieth century - the Kurelu. Matthiessen joined the Harvard-Peabody Expedition of 1961which set out to study the tribe as unobtrusively as possible, living among the Kurelu for two seasons. The result was this classic account, not of the expedition but of... more...