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Production among the Duna : aspects of horticultural intensification in central New Guinea

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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Date published: 1977
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d6c3a30bf5bd


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