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Ancestral Lines The Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the Fate of the Rainforest

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ISBN-10: 1442601051

ISBN-13: 9781442601055

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: John Barker

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More than a century of interaction with colonial and global agencies and forces have brought many changes to the lives of the Maisin people who live on the northeastern coast of Papua New Guinea. Yet ancestral traditions continue to strongly inform their way of life. Their beautifully designed tapa cloth, made from the pounded inner bark of the paper mulberry tree, most vividly connects the past with the present.Using the various stages of tapa cloth production to frame a broader discussion of changes and continuities in Maisin culture (economic pursuit, social arrangements, gender relations, religion, politics, and the environment) Barker offers a nuanced understanding of how the Maisin…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication date: 11/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English