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Living Kinship in the Pacific

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Unaisi Nabobo-Baba observed that for the various peoples of the Pacific, kinship is generally understood as "knowledge that counts." It is with this observation that this volume begins, and it continues with a straightforward objective to provide case studies of Pacific kinship. In doing so, contributors share an understanding of kinship as a lived and living dimension of contemporary human lives, in an area where deep historical links provide for close and useful comparison. The ethnographic focus is on transformation and continuity over time in Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa with the addition of three instructive cases from Tokelau, Papua New Guinea, and Taiwan. The book ends with an account of how kinship is constituted in day-to-day ritual and ritualized behavior.

Product code: 9781782385776

ISBN 9781782385776
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H229xW152
Series Pacific Perspectives: Studies of the European Society for Oceanists
No. Of Pages 274
Publisher Berghahn Books
On Sale Date 01/04/2015
Focusing on transformation and continuity over time in Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa, among others, contributors assert that kinship is a lived and living dimension of contemporary human lives. The ethnographic case studies add to the understanding of kinship as-according to Unaisi Nabobo-Baba-"knowledge that counts."