The Resource Tracing the Melanesian person : emotions and relationships in Lihir, by Susan R. Hemer

Tracing the Melanesian person : emotions and relationships in Lihir, by Susan R. Hemer

Label
Tracing the Melanesian person : emotions and relationships in Lihir
Title
Tracing the Melanesian person
Title remainder
emotions and relationships in Lihir
Statement of responsibility
by Susan R. Hemer
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores what it means to be Lihirian through an analysis of everyday life in the Lihir Islands, Papua New Guinea. Atop four volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean east of New Ireland, Lihirians are living in a world that has rapidly changed in the last century through the work of Christian missions, government administration and the development of a large gold mine (Lihir Gold Ltd). Being Lihirian in the context of these changes is challenging, yet Lihirians retain a strong sense of themselves and their islands as distinctive. This book aims to reconcile what has been termed the 'root metaphor' of Melanesian sociality as based on relational or composite personhood with the strong individualist tendencies and sense of self that are found in everyday practice in Lihir. In looking beyond the ideals of moral conduct to the practice of relations and emotion, it can be seen that the symbolism of Melanesian sociality does not encompass the practical reality of what it means to be Lihirian. Emotion is a ubiquitous part of life in Lihir. Emotions are motivations, reactions and remarks on the state of self and other; in short, emotions are integral to relations and persons in Lihir. This book considers emotions both through their performative contexts as well as the more usual lexical analyses of emotion terms and commentaries. In moving beyond lexical analyses, Hemer argues that the strong focus on the semantics of emotion in anthropology has been at the expense of the embodied practice of emotion that was apparent in Lihir."--Publisher
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
995.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
GF852.P26
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
Tracing the Melanesian person : emotions and relationships in Lihir, by Susan R. Hemer
Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn852140893
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 311 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781922064448
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps
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22573/ctt1sxff29
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unknown
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.b28674650
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)852140893
  • jstoro1922064440

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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