Culture change and ex-change : syncretism and anti-syncretism in Bena, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea /Regina Anne-Marie Knapp.
This thesis draws upon existing bodies of work on 'culture change', 'exchange' and 'person' in Melanesia but brings them together in a new way. In the anthropological debate, culture change has often been discussed in relation to understandings of 'development' involving the reproduction and transformation of cultural categories according to an indigenous understanding of exchange and agency. My research suggests that culture change as it is taking place in Bena, Eastern Highlands Province,...[Show more]
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