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The incorporated ground: the contemporary work of distribution in the Kutubu oil project area, Papua New Guinea

Weiner, James


It has long been an anthropological truism that public social life throughout Papua New Guinea centres around the mechanisms and activities of distribution of a variety of resources: food, marriageable women, ceremonial wealth items such as pigs and shell valuables, and less material things such as cult formulae, sorcery and magic techniques, and songs. However, the manner in which such traditional distributive mechanisms have responded to the more recent challenge of distributing revenue from...[Show more]

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Date published: 1998
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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