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Mekeo : inequality and ambivalence in a village society

Hau{u02B9}ofa, Epeli


Mekeo is a study of the organisation of a Melanesian village society. Dr Hau'ofa lived for some time among the Mekeo, a people from the Port Moresby area, studying their society and learning their language, and this book reports the results of his work. It contains valuable insights on their attitudes to such matters as sorcery, marriage and notions of good and evil. The book{u2019}s central theme, however, is the ascribed inequality in Mekeo society. Although Melanesian societies are often...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 1981
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


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