The Other Side: Ways of Being and Place in Vanuatu (Pacific Islands Monograph Series)

The Other Side: Ways of Being and Place in Vanuatu (Pacific Islands Monograph Series)

By: John Patrick Taylor (author)Hardback

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The Other Side is the first major ethnographic and historical study of the Sia Raga people of north Pentecost Island, a region that was home to the late Father Walter Lini, Vanuatu's first prime minister. Exploring Raga social, spatial, and historical consciousness, this richly poetic account provides important theoretical contributions to ongoing debates in Pacific anthropology about the relation between structure and history, and place and time. It reveals important insights into the convergence of indigenous and exogenous cosmologies and hegemonies historically, and shows how these are implicated in contemporary social, ritual, and material cultural expressions. These analysis engage with broader concerns relating to colonial and postcolonial identities, political economy, and globalization in island Melanesia.

About Author

John Patrick Taylor is a Simon Research Fellow at the University of Manchester.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780824833022
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780824833022
  • ISBN10: 0824833023

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