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Land, custom and conflict in New Britain

Martin, Keir


Conclusion: To conclude I would like to suggest that the volcanic eruption and in particular the settlement of new land at Sikut has acted to an extent as a catalyst for certain changes that the Matupi have been battling with at home for decades. Although no anthropologist would argue that they are simply being ‘Westernised’ (although many Tolai will themselves make this claim rhetorically with either a positive or negative gloss), I would argue that there are more opportunities for Tolai who...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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