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Cosmos and Society in Oceania (Explorations in Anthropology)

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Current anthropology uses expressions such as 'society as a whole', 'socio-cosmic relations', 'spatiotemporal extension', 'global ideology', and 'cosmomorphy' to establish that the clear-cut Western dichotomy between society and cosmos is not always to be found in the communities it studies. In fact, many elements that the West would at first undoubtedly classify as belonging either to the cosmos or to the society appear very often in Melanesia as belonging to neither one of these domains, but to a realm which combines the attributes of both. Focusing on different examples drawn from diverse Melanesian societies, this thought-provoking volume by eminent specialists re-examines the relationship between society and cosmos and, in the process, opens new directions for research.

About the Author

Edited by Daniel de Coppet, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris and Andre Iteanu, Charge de Recherche, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (C.N.R.S.), Paris

Product Details

ISBN:
9781859730423
Editor:
de Coppet, Daniel; Iteanu, Andre
Editor:
De Coppet, Daniel
Editor:
De Coppet, Daniel
Editor:
de Coppet, Daniel; Iteanu, Andre
Editor:
Iteanu, Andre
Author:
De Coppet, Daniel
Author:
Daniel, de Coppet
Author:
Coppet, Daniel De
Author:
Iteanu, Andre
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Location:
Oxford, UK ;
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Oceania
Subject:
Rites and ceremonies
Subject:
Oceania Religious life and customs.
Subject:
Cosmology, Pacific Island.
Subject:
Rites and ceremonies -- Oceania.
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Explorations in anthropology
Series Volume:
nr. 45
Publication Date:
19951231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Bibliography, Index
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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