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Sharing bodies, persons, and currencies : traditional and state-issued currencies of tolai on the Gazelle Peninsula, Papua New Guinea

Kosaka, Yoshinori


In this thesis I examine the local notions of indigenous shell (tabu) and state-issued currencies used by Tolai people of Gazelle Peninsula, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea. Following the general viewpoint of the New Melanesian Ethnography as inspired by Marilyn Strathem and Roy Wagner among others, the thesis aims to demonstrate how we can describe, analyse, and understand the relational dimensions of traditional and introduced currencies in terms which are consonant with recent...[Show more]

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