Production among the Duna : aspects of horticultural intensification in central New Guinea
The thesis opens with a description of Duna country and the Duna people. Part One places country and people within the larger contexts of central New Guinea (pre)history and ethnography. A problem appears: to understand the ethnographic present as an instance in a movement of history. A theoretical tension is suggested between materialistic and idealistic/mentalistic approaches to the problem. An ethnographic sequence from central New Guinea is investigated, and conditions of production,...[Show more]
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