Looking for an inspection copy?
This title is not currently available on inspection
First published in 1928, this volume provides a study of tribal culture on Rossel Island, otherwise known as Yela, the easternmost island in the Louisiade Archipelago, in what is now Papua New Guinea. The material used was collected by the author during a two-month stay on the island in 1921, whilst holding the position of Assistant Anthropologist to the Papuan Government. Although it was originally intended as a general survey, the text devotes special attention to aspects of life on the island that had been insufficiently analysed in past studies – a complicated network of social relationships and a monetary system. It is also notable for containing an introduction by the renowned anthropological pioneer Alfred Cort Haddon (1855–1940), along with numerous illustrative figures. This is a fascinating book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of anthropology and Melanesian cultures.
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: June 2011
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107600256
- length: 328 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
- weight: 0.42kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction A. C. Haddon
2. Material culture
3. Tribe, clan, and family
4. The relationship system
5. The monetary system
6. Monetary ceremonial
9. Death and cannibalism
12. Sacred places
14. Games and songs
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×
Are you sure you want to delete your account?
This cannot be undone.
Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.
If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.×