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The Resource In the absence of the gift : new forms of value and personhood in a Papua New Guinea community, by Anders Emil Rasmussen

In the absence of the gift : new forms of value and personhood in a Papua New Guinea community, by Anders Emil Rasmussen

Label
In the absence of the gift : new forms of value and personhood in a Papua New Guinea community
Title
In the absence of the gift
Title remainder
new forms of value and personhood in a Papua New Guinea community
Statement of responsibility
by Anders Emil Rasmussen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"By adopting ideas like 'development,' members of a Papua New Guinean community find themselves continuously negotiating what can be expected of a relative or a community member. Nearly half the people born on the remote Mbuke Islands become teachers, businessmen, or bureaucrats in urban centers, while those who stay at home ask migrant relatives 'What about me?' This detailed ethnography sheds light on remittance motivations and documents how terms like 'community' can be useful in places otherwise permeated by kinship. As the state withdraws, Mbuke people explore what social ends might be reached through involvement with the cash economy"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rasmussen, Anders Emil
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Pacific perspectives : studies of the European society for oceanists
Series volume
volume 5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Ethnology
  • Community life
  • Kinship
  • Social values
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Individuality
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Community life
  • Economic history
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Ethnic relations
  • Ethnology
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Individuality
  • Kinship
  • Manners and customs
  • Social values
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Tausch
  • Selbst
  • Persönlichkeit
  • Gesellschaft
  • Kultur
  • Ländliche Entwicklung
  • Manus
  • Etnologi
  • Identitet (psykologi)
Label
In the absence of the gift : new forms of value and personhood in a Papua New Guinea community, by Anders Emil Rasmussen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The historical roots of a Singaut economy -- Visible while away : concepts of vision in exchange practices -- The power of words : curses and blessings of relatives -- It's never tomorrow : debt, selfishness and the contest of obligation -- The historical roots of community as level of organization and as a concept -- To benefit the community : value and the member of community -- All things considered : organized action as appearances of social totalities
Control code
ocn925782493
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (x, 199 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782387824
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt95z58m
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)925782493
Label
In the absence of the gift : new forms of value and personhood in a Papua New Guinea community, by Anders Emil Rasmussen
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The historical roots of a Singaut economy -- Visible while away : concepts of vision in exchange practices -- The power of words : curses and blessings of relatives -- It's never tomorrow : debt, selfishness and the contest of obligation -- The historical roots of community as level of organization and as a concept -- To benefit the community : value and the member of community -- All things considered : organized action as appearances of social totalities
Control code
ocn925782493
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (x, 199 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782387824
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt95z58m
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)925782493

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