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Dreams Made Small

by Jenny Munro Berghahn Books (May 22, 2018)

For the last 53 years, the Dani of the central highlands of West Papua, along with other Papuans, have struggled under the oppressive and violent conditions of Indonesian rule. Formal education holds the promise...


Mimesis and Pacific Transcultural Encounters

by Jeannette Mageo & Elfriede Hermann Berghahn Books (October 01, 2017)

How do images circulating in Pacific cultures and exchanged between them and their many visitors transform meanings for all involved? This fascinating collection explores how through mimesis, wayfarers and...


Mortuary Dialogues

by David Lipset & Eric K. Silverman Berghahn Books (June 01, 2016)

Mortuary Dialogues presents fresh perspectives on death and mourning across the Pacific Islands. Through a set of rich ethnographies, the book examines how funerals and death rituals give rise to discourse...


Engaging with Strangers: Love and Violence in the Rural Solomon Islands

by Debra McDougall Berghahn Books (January 01, 2016)

The civil conflict in Solomon Islands (1998-2003) is often blamed on the failure of the nation-state to encompass culturally diverse and politically fragmented communities. Writing of Ranongga Island, the author...


The Death of the Big Men and the Rise of the Big Shots: Custom and Conflict in East New Britain

by Keir Martin Berghahn Books (March 01, 2013)

In 1994, the Pacific island village of Matupit was partially destroyed by a volcanic eruption. This study focuses on the subsequent reconstruction and contests over the morality of exchanges that are generative...


Wind Over Water: Migration in an East Asian Context

by David W. Haines, Keiko Yamanaka & Shinji Yamashita Berghahn Books (October 01, 2012)

Providing a comprehensive treatment of a full range of migrant destinies in East Asia by scholars from both Asia and North America, this volume captures the way migrants are changing the face of Asia, especially...