The Fame of Gawa

Concerned with fundamental practices of value creation on Gawa, a small island off the southeast coast of mainland Papua New Guinea 'The Fame Of Gawa' is concerned with fundamental practices of value creation on Gawa, a small island off the ...

The Fame of Gawa

Concerned with fundamental practices of value creation on Gawa, a small island off the southeast coast of mainland Papua New Guinea

Tales from Facebook

The other significant impact of bacchanal is that, just as witchcraft in The Fame of
Gawa, it also operates as an important sanction which secures normative and
moral usage of Facebook. In Gawa, witchcraft provides a sanction against those ...

Tales from Facebook

Facebook is used by nearly 500 million people throughout the world. Once the preserve of youth, the largest increase in usage today is amongst the older sections of the population. This book examines how Facebook transforms the lives of particular individuals, but it also presents a general theory of Facebook as culture and considers the likely consequences of social networking in the future.

Stuff

In her book The Fame of Gawa, Munn elaborates on this necessity. A couch
potato (or couch yam) amongst the Gawa people would be someone who just
wanted to grow yams and then eat them, without all this Kula ring palaver. The
Gawa ...

Stuff

Things make us just as much as we make things. And yet, unlike the study of languages or places, there is no discipline devoted to the study of material things. This book shows why it is time to acknowledge and confront this neglect and how much we can learn from focusing our attention on stuff. The book opens with a critique of the concept of superficiality as applied to clothing. It presents the theories that are required to understand the way we are created by material as well as social relations. It takes us inside the very private worlds of our home possessions and our processes of accommodating. It considers issues of materiality in relation to the media, as well as the implications of such an approach in relation, for example, to poverty. Finally, the book considers objects which we use to define what it is to be alive and how we use objects to cope with death. Based on more than thirty years of research in the Caribbean, India, London and elsewhere, Stuff is nothing less than a manifesto for the study of material culture and a new way of looking at the objects that surround us and make up so much of our social and personal life.

Anthropological Perspectives on Technology

The canoe's gaily flowing pandanus streamers , moreover , “ call ” to the kula
partner , “ turning his mind ” so that it is partial to yield up his armshells and
engage in exchange with Gawa ; thus Gawa's fame “ climbs ” like blowing
pandanus ...

Anthropological Perspectives on Technology

These fourteen original essays accept a dual premise: technology pervades and is embedded in all human activities. By taking that approach, studies of technology address two questions central in anthropological and archaeological research today-accounting for variability and change. These diverse yet interrelated chapters show that to understand human lives, researchers must deal with the material world that all peoples create and inhabit. Therefore an anthropology of technology is not a separate, discrete inquiry; instead, it is a way to connect how people make and use things to any activity studied, ranging from religion, to enculturation, to communication, to art. Each contributor discusses theories and methods and also offers a substantial case study. These detailed inquiries span human societies from the Paleolithic to the computer age. By moving beyond the usual approach of examining ancient technologies, particularly chipped stone and low-fired ceramics, this volume probes for the construction of meaning in the material world across millennia. The authors of these essays find technology to be an inclusive and flexible topic that merges with studies of everything else in human activity. "A provocative and powerful discussion of the role of technology in human cultures. At a time when archaeology has become less focused on theory, and archaeology and social anthropology seem to fracture farther and farther apart, the book is a breath of fresh air."--Professor John Douglas, University of Montana

Not Ours Alone

This scheme of value is akin to Nancy Munn's (1977, 1986) concept of “fame” as
a form of value production. Munn analyzes “the fame of Gawa” as “the expansion
of intersubjective spacetime”—in itself a value-producing act. Similarly silver ...

Not Ours Alone

Elizabeth Ferry explores how members of the Santa Fe Cooperative, a silver mine in Mexico, give meaning to their labor in an era of rampant globalization. She analyzes the cooperative's practices and the importance of patrimonio (patrimony) in their understanding of work, tradition, and community. More specifically, she argues that patrimonio, a belief that certain resources are inalienable possessions of a local collective passed down to subsequent generations, has shaped and sustained the cooperative's sense of identity.

Handbook of Material Culture

Merely to consume them is to destroy their potential for creating society, or what
she conveys as the local desire for increasing the fame of Gawa – the island
where she conducted fieldwork. I have argued that the same logic lies behind the
 ...

Handbook of Material Culture

The study of material culture is concerned with the relationship between persons and things in the past and in the present, in urban and industrialized and in small-scale societies across the globe. The Handbook of Material Culture provides a critical survey of the theories, concepts, intellectual debates, substantive domains and traditions of study characterizing the analysis of things. It is cutting-edge: rather than simply reviewing the field as it currently exists. It also attempts to chart the future: the manner in which material culture studies may be extended and developed. The Handbook of Material Culture is divided into five sections. • Section I maps material culture studies as a theoretical and conceptual field. • Section II examines the relationship between material forms, the human body and the senses. • Section III focuses on subject-object relations. • Section IV considers things in terms of processes and transformations in terms of production, exchange and consumption, performance and the significance of things over the long-term. • Section V considers the contemporary politics and poetics of displaying, representing and conserving material and the manner in which this impacts on notions of heritage, tradition and identity. The Handbook charts an interdisciplinary field of studies that makes an unique and fundamental contribution to an understanding of what it means to be human. It will be of interest to all who work in the social and historical sciences, from anthropologists and archaeologists to human geographers to scholars working in heritage, design and cultural studies.

The Troubles in Ballybogoin

Munn, Nancy D. 1986 The Fame of Gawa: A Symbolic Study of Value
Transformation in a Massim (Papua New Guinea) Society. Durham, NC: Duke
University Press. Nandy, Ashis 1983 The Intimate Enemy: Loss and Recovery of
Self under ...

The Troubles in Ballybogoin

DIVA fascinating exploration of how social memory serves to hinder communication and foster disorder in Northern Ireland /div

Made in Madagascar

Journal ofInternational Development 11 (4): 649–59. http:// dx.doi.org/10.1002/(
SICI)1099-1328(199906)11:4<649::AID-JID605>3.0.CO;2-8. Munn, Nancy. 1986.
The Fame of Gawa:A Symbolic Study of Value Transformation in a Massim ...

Made in Madagascar

Since the 1990s, the Ankarana region of northern Madagascar has developed a reputation among globe-trotting gemstone traders and tourists as a source of some of the world's most precious natural wonders. Although some might see Ankarana's sapphire and ecotourist trades as being at odds with each other, many local people understand these trades to be fundamentally connected, most obviously in how both serve foreign demand for what Madagascar has to offer the world. Walsh explores the tensions and speculations that have come with the parallel emergence of these two trades with sensitivity and a critical eye, allowing for insights into globalization, inequality, and the appeal of the "natural." For more information, and to read a hyperlinked version of the first chapter online, visit www.madeinmadagascar.org.

Pacific Art

1977 . The spatiotemporal transformations of Gawan canoes . Journal de la
Societé des Oceania . 54 - 55 : 39 - 52 . - . 1986 . The Fame of Gawa : A Symbolic
Study of Value Transformation in a Massim ( Papua New Guinea ) Society .

Pacific Art

Collection of essays documenting the state of research about Pacific art written by authors and specialists in the field interesting to students, artists, collectors, curators etc.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography

Munn, N. (1986) The Fame of Gawa: A Symbolic Study of Value Transformation
in a Massim (Papua New Guinea) Society. Cambridge University Press,
Cambridge, UK. PeopleSoft: “Campus Solutions”, from PeopleSoft, n.d.
Previously ...

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography presents students and researchers with a comprehensive overview of the field, put together by a prestigious editorial team, with contributions from an international cast of prominent scholars. Offers a fully revised, expanded, and up-to-date overview, following the successful and highly regarded Companion to Economic Geography published by Blackwell a decade earlier, providing a comprehensive assessment of the field Takes a prospective as well as retrospective look at the field, reviewing recent developments, recurrent challenges, and emerging agendas Incorporates diverse perspectives (in terms of specialty, demography and geography) of up and coming scholars, going beyond a focus on Anglo-American research Encourages authors and researchers to engage with and contextualize their situated perspectives Explores areas of overlap, dialogues, and (potential) engagement between economic geography and cognate disciplines

Culinary Art and Anthropology

Munn, Nancy (1986), The Fame of Gawa:A Symbolic Study of Value
Transformation in aMassim (Papua New Guinea) Society, Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press. Muñoz Zurita, Ricardo (1996), Los chiles rellenos
en México: antología de ...

Culinary Art and Anthropology

Culinary Art and Anthropology is an anthropological study of food. It focuses on taste and flavour using an original interpretation of Alfred Gell's theory of the 'art nexus'. Grounded in ethnography, it explores the notion of cooking as an embodied skill and artistic practice. The integral role and concept of 'flavour' in everyday life is examined among cottage industry barbacoa makers in Milpa Alta, an outer district of Mexico City. Women's work and local festive occasions are examined against a background of material on professional chefs who reproduce 'traditional' Mexican cooking in restaurant settings. Including recipes to allow readers to practise the art of Mexican cooking, Culinary Art and Anthropology offers a sensual, theoretically sophisticated model for understanding food anthropologically. It will appeal to social scientists, food lovers, and those interested in the growing fields of food studies and the anthropology of the senses.

Winged Faith

New York: Cambridge University Press. Munn, Nancy. 1986. The Fame of Gawa:
A Symbolic Study of Value Transformation in a Massim (Papua New Guinea)
Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Murphet, Howard. 1971.

Winged Faith

The Sathya Sai global civil religious movement incorporates Hindu and Muslim practices, Buddhist, Christian, and Zoroastrian influences, and "New Age"-style rituals and beliefs. Shri Sathya Sai Baba, its charismatic and controversial leader, attracts several million adherents from various national, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. In a dynamic account of the Sathya Sai movement's explosive growth, Winged Faith argues for a rethinking of globalization and the politics of identity in a religiously plural world. This study considers a new kind of cosmopolitanism located in an alternate understanding of difference and contestation. It considers how acts of "sacred spectating" and illusion, "moral stakeholding" and the problems of community are debated and experienced. A thrilling study of a transcultural and transurban phenomenon that questions narratives of self and being, circuits of sacred mobility, and the politics of affect, Winged Faith suggests new methods for discussing religion in a globalizing world and introduces readers to an easily critiqued yet not fully understood community.

Anthropology and Archaeology

The Fame of Gawa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Munn, N. 1990. '
Constructing regional worlds in experience: kula exchange, witchcraft and
Gawan local events', Man 25: 1–17. Munn, N. 1992. 'The cultural anthropology of
time: a ...

Anthropology and Archaeology

Anthropolgy and Archaeology provides a valuable and much-needed introduction to the theories and methods of these two inter-related subjects. This volume covers the historical relationship and contemporary interests of archaeology and anthropology. It takes a broad historical approach, setting the early history of the disciplines with the colonial period during which the Europeans encountered and attempted to make sense of many other peoples. It shows how the subjects are linked through their interest in kinship, economics and symbolism, and discusses what each contribute to debates about gender, material culture and globalism in the post-colonial world.

Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare E Book

The Fame of Gawa: A Symbolic Study of Value Transformation in a Massim (
Papua New Guinea) Society. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Parmentier, R., 1994. Signs in Society: Studies in Semiotic Anthropology. Indiana
University ...

Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare E Book

Traditional East Asian healthcare systems have moved rapidly from the fringes of healthcare systems in the West towards the centre over the past 50 years. This change of status for traditional medicines presents their practitioners with both opportunities and challenges as the focus shifts from one of opposition towards one of integration into biomedically dominated healthcare systems. Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare examines the opportunities and challenges of integrating East Asian medicine into Western healthcare systems from an interdisciplinary perspective. Volker Scheid and Hugh MacPherson bring together contributions from acknowledged experts from a number of different disciplines - including clinical researchers, Chinese Medicine practitioners, historians, medical anthropologists, experts in the social studies of science, technology and medicine - to examine and debate the impact of the evidence-based medicine movement on the ongoing modernization of East Asian medicines. The book considers the following questions: •What are the values, goals and ethics implicit within traditional East Asian medical practices? • What claims to effectiveness and safety are made by East Asian medical practices? •What is at stake in subjecting these medical practices to biomedical models of evaluation? • What constitutes best practice? How is it to be defined and measured? • What are the ideologies and politics behind the process of integration of East Asian medical practices into modern health care systems? • What can we learn from a variety of models of integration into contemporary healthcare?

Shifting Boundaries of the Real

MUCKERSIE , D ( 1996 ) Continuous assessment , Managing Higher Education ,
pp . 13-19 . MUNN , ND ( 1986 ) The Fame of Gawa ( Cambridge , Cambridge
University Press ) . POWER , M ( 1994 ) The Audit Explosion . ( London , Demos )
.

Shifting Boundaries of the Real


The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

The Fame of Gawa: A Symbolic Study of Value Transformation in a Massim (
Papua New Guinea) Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Navaro-
Yashin, Yael. 2009. Affective Spaces, Melancholic Objects: Ruination and the ...

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

It has been clear for many years that the ways in which archaeology is practised have been a direct product of a particular set of social, cultural, and historical circumstances - archaeology is always carried out in the present. More recently, however, many have begun to consider how archaeological techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself: how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present. This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of an exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field and provides an authoritative overview of the newly emerging focus on the archaeology of the present and recent past. In addition to detailed archaeological case studies, it includes essays by scholars working on the relationships of different disciplines to the archaeology of the contemporary world, including anthropology, psychology, philosophy, historical geography, science and technology studies, communications and media, ethnoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, sociology, film, performance, and contemporary art. This volume seeks to explore the boundaries of an emerging sub-discipline, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods which are applicable to this new field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research. It makes a significant intervention by drawing together scholars working on a broad range of themes, approaches, methods, and case studies from diverse contexts in different parts of the world, which have not previously been considered collectively.

Theorising Tenure

The Fame of Gawa : A symbolic study of value transformation in a Massim (
Papua New Guinea ) society . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press .
Niederle , U . - M . ( 2004 ) . From Possession to Property : Preferences and the
role of culture ...

Theorising Tenure

A study of tenure through analysis of land divisions in Bronze Age Dartmoor. Methods used include spatial analysis of land division and settlement patterns, metrological analysis, experimental reconstruction and synthesis of palaeoenvironmental, excavation and artefactual data.

The journal of Asian studies

... Highland Papua New Guinea Rena Lederman A study of Mendi society ,
particularly its political economy , focusing on the ceremonial exchange festivals
and the everyday gift - giving practices . 26713 - 7 $ 49 . 50 The Fame of Gawa A
 ...

The journal of Asian studies


The Acropolis

Global Fame, Local Claim Eleana Yalouri. — ( 1999 ) , Preface , in A . Forty , and
... Munn , N . ( 1977 ) , The Spatio - temporal transformation of Gawa canoes ,
Journal de la Société des Océanistes , 33 : 39 – 53 . - ( 1986 ) , The Fame of
Gawa ...

The Acropolis

The Acropolis in Athens has captured the imaginations of readers, writers and travellers for centuries and every year draws crowds from all over the world. One of the world's most famous heritage sites, it has long been a national monument of Greece and a potent symbol of western civilization. But the Acropolis is typically viewed in the context of 5th-century-BC Athenian society, while the multiple local and international meanings and identities that the site shapes today are overlooked. This book looks at the meaning of the Acropolis in contemporary Greece. How are global ideas adopted and adapted by local cultures? How do Greeks deal with the national and international features of their ancient classical heritage? How do the global cultural constructions surrounding the Acropolis become part of local practices which project Greek cultural difference?The author examines this historic site as a powerful agent for negotiations of power on an international level. Drawing from a wide range of sources as well as original fieldwork, this handsomely illustrated book will make compelling reading for anyone interested in heritage issues, archaeology, anthropology material culture studies, and tourism.

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