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Creative Land: Place and Procreation on the Rai Coast of Papua New Guinea

Creative Land: Place and Procreation on the Rai Coast of Papua New Guinea (Hardback)

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What is creative in kinship? How are people connected to places? James Leach answers these questions through formulating "creativity" as an integral part of kinship on the north coast of Papua New Guinea. The book contains a new critique of the genealogical model of kinship, suggesting that this model prevents us from grasping the way generative relations, including those to land and place, constitute persons on the Rai Coast. Analytic attention is focused upon the life cycle, marriage, exchange and artistic production as the activities in which substantial connection is generated. The argument, made in relation to detailed ethnography, yields a fresh perspective on the connections people trace to each other.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropology Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated Publication Date: 29/07/2003 ISBN-13: 9781571815569  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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James Leach is a Research Fellow at Darwin College and teaches in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. He spent more than two years conducting field research on the Rai Coast. In 2000, he was awarded the Royal Anthropological Institute's JB Donne Essay Prize in the Anthropology of Art.

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