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Steep Slopes: Music and change in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea

Gillespie, Kirsty

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The Duna live in a physical environment of steep slopes that are sometimes difficult to traverse. A stick of bamboo used as a prop goes a long way in assisting a struggling traveller. Similarly, the Duna live in a social and cultural environment of steep slopes, where the path on which they walk can be precarious and unpredictable. Songs, like the stick of bamboo, assist the Duna in picking their way over this terrain by providing a forum for them to process change as it is experienced, in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2010
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/61189
DOI: 10.22459/SS.12.2010
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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