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The Making of Global and Local Modernities in Melanesia

Humiliation, Transformation and the Nature of Cultural Change

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The Making of Global and Local Modernities in Melanesia by Holly Wardlow
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Authored by well-established and respected scholars, this work examines the kinds of efforts that have been made to adopt Western modernity in Melanesia and explores the reasons for their varied outcomes. The contributors take the work of Professor Marshall Sahlins as a starting point, assessing his theories of cultural change and of the relationship between cultural intensification and globalizing forces. They acknowledge the importance of Sahlins' ideas, while refining, extending, modifying and critiquing them in light of their own first hand knowledge of Pacific island societies. Also presenting one of Sahlins' less widely available original essays for reference, this book is an exciting contribution to serious anthropological engagement with Papua New Guinea.

Author Biography

Joel Robbins is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego, USA. Holly Wardlow is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Release date Australia
December 18th, 2017
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Contributor
Edited by Joel Robbins
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
CRC Press Inc
Pages
248
ISBN-13
9780815347453
Product ID
27896179

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