The Poetic Power of Place. Comparative Perspectives on Austronesian Ideas of Locality. JAMES J. FOX.

The Poetic Power of Place. Comparative Perspectives on Austronesian Ideas of Locality.

Canberra. Research School of Pacific Studies. Australian National University. 1997. Stock ID #163106

Maps, vi + 204pp, references, index, as new, a very good copy. 25 x 17.5cm. Each paper in this book describes a specific Austronesian locality and offers an ethnographic account of the way in which social knowledge is vested, maintained and transformed in a particular landscape. Contributions include: Place and Landscape in Comparative Austronesian Landscape - James J. Fox; The Water that Blesses, the River that Flows: Place and the Ritual Imagination Among the Temanambondro of Southeast Madagascar - Philip Thomas; Remembering Origins: Ancestors and Places in the Gumai Society of South Sumatra - Minako Sakai; The Contested Landscapes of Myth and History in Tana Toraja - Roxanna Waterson; Genealogy and Topogeny: Towards an Ethnography of Rotinese Ritual Place Names - James J. Fox; Mapping with Metaphoe: Cultural Topographies in West Timor - Andrew McWilliam; Knowing Your Place: Representing Relations of Precedence and Origin on the Buru Landscape - Barbara Dix Grimes; Speaking of Places: Spatial Poesis and Localized Identity in Buli - Nils Bubandi; From the Poetics of Place to the Politics of Space: Redefining Cultural Landscapes on Damer, Maluku Tenggara; Seating the Place: Tropes of Body, Movement and Space for the People of Lelet Plateau, New Ireland (Papua New Guinea) - Richard Eves. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 163106).

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