The Melanesian World

1st Edition

Eric Hirsch, Will Rollason

Published April 16, 2019
Reference - 576 Pages - 40 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138693715 - CAT# Y286561
Series: Routledge Worlds


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This wide-ranging volume captures the diverse range of societies and experiences that form what has come to be known as Melanesia. It covers prehistoric, historic and contemporary issues, and includes work by art historians, political scientists, geographers and anthropologists. The chapters range from studies of subsistence, ritual and ceremonial exchange to accounts of state violence, new media and climate change. The ‘Melanesian world’ assembled here raises questions that cut to the heart of debates in the human sciences today, with profound implications for the ways in which scholars across disciplines can describe and understand human difference. This impressive collection of essays represents a valuable resource for scholars and students alike.

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