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The Making of Global And Local Modernities in Melanesia: Humiliation, Transformation And the Nature of Cultural Change
By Joel Robbins (editor) and Holly Wardlow (editor)
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Publisher Ashgate Pub Co
Publication date July 31, 2005
Pages 227
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780754643128
ISBN-10 0754643123
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $149.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Authored by well-established and respected scholars, this work examines the kinds of efforts that have been made to adopt Western modernity in Melanesia and explores the reasons for their varied outcomes. The contributors take the work of Professor Marshall Sahlins as a starting point, assessing his theories of cultural change and of the relationship between cultural intensification and globalizing forces. They acknowledge the importance of Sahlins' ideas, while refining, extending, modifying and critiquing them in light of their own first hand knowledge of Pacific island societies. Also presenting one of Sahlins' less widely available original essays for reference, this book is an exciting contribution to serious anthropological engagement with Papua New Guinea.

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9780754643128 | details & prices | 227 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $149.95
About: Authored by well-established and respected scholars, this work examines the kinds of efforts that have been made to adopt Western modernity in Melanesia and explores the reasons for their varied outcomes.

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