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The art of Kula : an analysis of the Vakutan artistic system and the rituals of Kula

Campbell, Shirley

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The Kula continues to be a pervasive institution throughout parts of the Massim district despite Malinowski’s prediction 62 years ago that within, 'a generation or two the Kula will become entirely disorganised.' (1922:465). Today, Kula is even expanding beyond the island communities of the Massim to Port Moresby and other urban centres where the exchange of mwari (Kula armshells) and vaiguwa (Kula necklaces) has become a tool in the hands of the politically ambitious urban...[Show more]

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Date published: 1984-05
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/116849

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