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La Saga du kava, du Vanuatu à la Nouvelle-Caledonie (review)

La Saga du kava, du Vanuatu à la Nouvelle-Caledonie (review) book and media reviews 459 attend to different elements of social New Caledonia. She begins with pre- organization, and have different colonial history, when kava consump- emphases, they arrive, by somewhat tion was strictly regulated, reserved different routes, at remarkably similar for the men, and confined in nakamal conclusions about the processes of (men’s house). She traces that history change in two Polynesian migrant up to the present, when in the city as enclaves. In this respect, these studies well as in the villages everyone can are valuable contributions both in drink kava. The author has conducted their own right, and as contributions lengthy fieldwork— administering to the comparative study of the survey questionnaires, engaging in Pacific diaspora. Theoretical, discipli- participant observation, collecting nary, and methodological preferences statistics, and consulting the available will undoubtedly lead readers to pre- literature. fer one approach over another, but Chanteraud first presents a review both of these works are important of the literature on mythology related contributions to scholarship of the to the appearance and domestication diaspora, and much is to be gained of kava in Vanuatu. The various from reading them together and from myths associate the birth of kava with seeing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

La Saga du kava, du Vanuatu à la Nouvelle-Caledonie (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 16 (2) – Aug 31, 2004

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Abstract

book and media reviews 459 attend to different elements of social New Caledonia. She begins with pre- organization, and have different colonial history, when kava consump- emphases, they arrive, by somewhat tion was strictly regulated, reserved different routes, at remarkably similar for the men, and confined in nakamal conclusions about the processes of (men’s house). She traces that history change in two Polynesian migrant up to the present, when in the city as enclaves. In this respect, these studies well as in the villages everyone can are valuable contributions both in drink kava. The author has conducted their own right, and as contributions lengthy fieldwork— administering to the comparative study of the survey questionnaires, engaging in Pacific diaspora. Theoretical, discipli- participant observation, collecting nary, and methodological preferences statistics, and consulting the available will undoubtedly lead readers to pre- literature. fer one approach over another, but Chanteraud first presents a review both of these works are important of the literature on mythology related contributions to scholarship of the to the appearance and domestication diaspora, and much is to be gained of kava in Vanuatu. The various from reading them together and from myths associate the birth of kava with seeing

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Published: Aug 31, 2004

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