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Disparate dimensions of a Mekeo socio-moral order: Values, emotions and dispositions in language, discourse and practice

Jones, Alan


Terms for affective constructs and references to social ideals proliferate in the ethnography of the Mekeo, but these are often inconsistently defined and treated in isolation. I here attempt to produce a more coherent account of relevant terms and, ultimately, a systematic representation of the ontologically disparate elements that combined to produce a viable socio-moral order in twentieth-century Mekeo village society. The exercise reveals unexpected synergies between seemingly unrelated...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Anthropology, The
DOI: 10.1111/taja.12159


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