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Custom and Confrontation : Kwaio Struggle for Cultural Autonomy - Roger M. Keesing

Custom and Confrontation

Kwaio Struggle for Cultural Autonomy

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Published: 1st January 1992
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"Anthropologists and students of anthropology may read this book because it is a superior ethnography, detailed and enriched by theoretical insights. But at the heart of this book is a moral take, a simple but powerful story about an indigenous people who were wronged, who resisted for more than 100 years, and who may yet prevail. This message, ultimately, lends the book its true meaning and value."--William Rodman, "Anthropologica"
"A major contribution to the ethnography and history of Malaita and Melanesia, and to the growing literature on cultural resistance. But above all, his humane and painful analysis of the meeting of peoples living in different worlds and constructing their agendas and moralities on incommensurate--and apparently equally arbitrary--principles, represents a major contribution and challenge to anthropological thought, addressing the basic issue of what it is to be human."--Fredrik Barth

Preface
Maps
Photographs
Local Eddies in Global Streams
The Past in the Present
A Reconstructed Past
The Labor Trade 5.Sukuru
Gafamanu
Gwee'abe and After
La'akaand the Ruin of Tulagi
The World of Colonial Caste and Plantations
Ta'a I Marika
Maasina Rule
Repression
Kastomu, Law, and Tax
KisiniandKastomu
A Growing Christian Presence
Lull Before the Storms
The Kwaio Cultural Center
Kwaio Fadanga and Confrontation
Confrontations and Dangers
Beyond the Mountains
Resistance in the Nineties
Discourses of Resistance, Structures of Culture
Continuity and Change in Kwaio Resistance
Oppositional Structures in Kwaio Resistance
Why Resistance?
Works Cited
Index
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ISBN: 9780226429205
ISBN-10: 0226429202
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st January 1992
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 2