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Sinuous Objects: Revaluing Women’s Wealth in the Contemporary Pacific

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Some 40 years ago, Pacific anthropology was dominated by debates about ‘women’s wealth’. These exchanges were generated by Annette Weiner’s (1976) critical reappraisal of Bronisław Malinowski’s classic work on the Trobriand Islands, and her observations that women’s production of ‘wealth’ (banana leaf bundles and skirts) for elaborate transactions in mortuary rituals occupied a central role in Trobriand matrilineal cosmology and social organisation. This volume brings the debates about women’s...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2017-08
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/214118
DOI: 10.22459/SO.08.2017
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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