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Mangrove Man: Dialogics of Culture in the Sepik Estuary

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The Murik of Papua New Guinea conceptualize women as the source of nurture, generosity and love. Men have political power, but their claim to sustain and reproduce society requires them to appropriate the nurturant qualities of women. So they must, in some sense, model certain aspects of themselves after women. A "maternal schema" or "poetics" of the female body, which underlines Murik sociocultural patterns, expresses itself in a range of societal domains. These issues tie in with some of the major contemporary debates in the social sciences, including the relationship between ideas of male and female power.

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This is the first modern ethnography of the Murik, a relatively large and important community settled on the Sepik River estuary in Papua New Guinea.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. Dialogics of the Maternal Schema and the Uterine Body: 2. A Predicament in space; 3. The maternal schema and the uterine body; 4. The heraldic body; 5. Who succeeded Ginau?; Part II. Dialogics of the Maternal Schema and the Cosmic Body of Man: 6. A body more carnal; 7. The sexuality and aggression of the cosmic body; Part III. Dialogics of the Maternal Schema in Social Control: 8. Conflict and reproduction of society; 9. Social control and law.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521564342
Author:
Lipset, David
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Leach, Edmund
Author:
Fortes, Meyer
Author:
Tambiah, Stanley
Author:
Goody, Jack
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Murik (Papua New Guinea people)
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology
Series Volume:
106
Publication Date:
19971131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 half-tones 17 tables 4 maps
Pages:
357

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