Gardens of Basima : land tenure and mortuary feasting in a matrilineal society
Gardens of Basima is an anthropological study of a previously undescribed village society in eastern Fergusson Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. The thesis is therefore a contribution to the ethnographic map of the Massim. It focuses particularly on the social organisation, land tenure, and complex mortuary exchanges of Basima, a matrilineal society with many social and cultural institutions in common with its more famous and powerful Dobuan neighbours. The people of Basima...[Show more]
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