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Stewart, Pamela J.

Title Remaking the World: Myth, Mining and Ritual Change Among the Duna of Papua New Guinea.
Publisher Washington Smithsonian
Date 2002
Book ID 19139
First Edition  


As new in original dust-wrapper. Clean, bright and tight. Unused. xvi+219pp., notes, glossary, references, index. Like new and unused. Drawing on both their own fieldwork from 1991 to 1999 and older written sources, Stewart and Strathern explore how the Duna have remade their rituals and associated myths in response to the outside influences of government, Christianity, and large-scale economic development, specifically mining and oil prospecting. The authors provide in-depth ethnographic materials on the Duna and present many detailed descriptions of ritual practices that have been abandoned. is a timely contribution to the literature on agency and the making of cultural identity by indigenous peoples facing economic, social, and political change.
Price: £8.00