Modjeska, Charles N
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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