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The Making of Global and Local Modernities in Melanesia: Humiliation, Transformation and the Nature of Culture Change (review)

The Making of Global and Local Modernities in Melanesia: Humiliation, Transformation and the... the contemporary pacific · 19:2 (2007) of fine scholarship, the book's contributors illustrate the simultaneous rightness and wrongness--and wider significance--of his initial provocative essay. In substance, the body of the book provides tight and telling assessments of Sahlins's characterization, reflected against reassertions of traditional custom (kastom) among Kwaio of eastern Malaita, Solomon Islands (David Akin), and numerous cases in Papua New Guinea, including Christianity among Urapmin, Mt Ok, West Sepik (Joel Robbins); fierce resentment and violent jealousy among Huli, Southern Highlands (Holly Wardlow); ethnopsychology and the cultural construction of dysphoria (eg, unhappiness or disenchantment) among Bumbita Arapesh, Eastern Sepik (Stephen Leavitt); psychodynamics of contemporary shame among Eastern Iatmul, Sepik River (Eric Silverman); modern sorrow and lassitude (les) among Rawa men of Madang Province (Douglas Dalton); modern selfconstruction among Kewa, Southern Highlands (Lisette Josephides); the politics of shame and the death of moka exchanges among Melpa, Mt Hagen, Western Highlands (Andrew Strathern and Pamela Stewart); bodily constructions of conjuncture and difference among Ipili, Enga (Aletta Biersack); humiliation, class, and the difficulty of crossing traditional-modern development divides in East Sepik (Frederick Errington and Deborah Gewertz); and violent regional successionism among Lelet in central New Ireland (Karen Sykes). Given the topical http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

The Making of Global and Local Modernities in Melanesia: Humiliation, Transformation and the Nature of Culture Change (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 19 (2) – Aug 13, 2007

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the contemporary pacific · 19:2 (2007) of fine scholarship, the book's contributors illustrate the simultaneous rightness and wrongness--and wider significance--of his initial provocative essay. In substance, the body of the book provides tight and telling assessments of Sahlins's characterization, reflected against reassertions of traditional custom (kastom) among Kwaio of eastern Malaita, Solomon Islands (David Akin), and numerous cases in Papua New Guinea, including Christianity among Urapmin, Mt Ok, West Sepik (Joel Robbins); fierce resentment and violent jealousy among Huli, Southern Highlands (Holly Wardlow); ethnopsychology and the cultural construction of dysphoria (eg, unhappiness or disenchantment) among Bumbita Arapesh, Eastern Sepik (Stephen Leavitt); psychodynamics of contemporary shame among Eastern Iatmul, Sepik River (Eric Silverman); modern sorrow and lassitude (les) among Rawa men of Madang Province (Douglas Dalton); modern selfconstruction among Kewa, Southern Highlands (Lisette Josephides); the politics of shame and the death of moka exchanges among Melpa, Mt Hagen, Western Highlands (Andrew Strathern and Pamela Stewart); bodily constructions of conjuncture and difference among Ipili, Enga (Aletta Biersack); humiliation, class, and the difficulty of crossing traditional-modern development divides in East Sepik (Frederick Errington and Deborah Gewertz); and violent regional successionism among Lelet in central New Ireland (Karen Sykes). Given the topical

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Published: Aug 13, 2007

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