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Detail of front of wrapper of ARGONAUTS OF THE WESTERN PACIFIC   (malinow7p  150/226)
Malinowski, Bronislaw. ARGONAUTS OF THE WESTERN PACIFIC. An Account of Native Enterprise and Adventure in the Archipelagoes of Melanesian New Guinea. BNo. n/a. Seventh Impression, 1966 (1922). Pp: xxxii, 528; 215mm x 140mm; 0.95kg. 65 b/w, 2 fig, 3 tab, 5 maps. Preface, foreword. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd, London, 1966. (The author gives a full account of the relation of magic and religion among the Trobrianders. He also explains the Kula, a form of exchange carried out by communities inhabiting a wide ring of islands and the importance of magic in that exchange) (Keywords: Anthropology, Pacific, Melanesia, Trobriand Islands).
Book Code: C057 AU$85
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Malnic, Jutta. KULA. Myth and Magic in the Trobriand Islands. BNo. 0-646-34617-2. First Edition, 1998. Pp: 222; 275mm x 215mm; 1.25kg. 140 col, 2 maps. Acknowledgments, preface, foreword, bibliography, glossary, appendix, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Cowrie Books, Wahroonga, NSW, 1998. (Photographer and author Jutta Malnic made many journeys around Milne Bay and she was able to access the innermost aspects of the Kula exchange system to write about the structure of the society, mythology and magical beliefs) (Keywords: Anthropology, social cultural, Pacific, Melanesia, New Guinea).
Book Code: K188 AU$60
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Detail of wrapper -  SLAVERS IN PARADISE -  The Peruvian Slave Trade in Polynesia, 1862-1864  (maude2p  150/216   MAUD2)
Maude, H.E. SLAVERS IN PARADISE. The Peruvian Slave Trade in Polynesia, 1862-1864. BNo. 0-8047-1106-2. First Edition (USA), 1981. Pp: xxiv, 246; 240mm x 150mm; 0.60kg. 49 b/w, 9 tab, 12 maps. Preface, acknowledgments, introduction, appendix, bibliography, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, 1981. (The complete story of the tragic history of the Peruvian slave trade is told in this book) (Keywords: Cultural history, anthropology, Pacific, Polynesia, Mangareva, Tuamotus, Tonga, Tahiti).
Book Code: C126 AU$35
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Mead, Margaret & Nicolas Calas. PRIMITIVE HERITAGE. An Anthropological Anthology (Writings in Anthropology). BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1954. Pp: xxx, 592; 215mm x 135mm; 0.77kg. No illustrations. Acknowledgments, introductions, bibliography. A good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: g; dw: g. Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1954. (A collection of papers from over eighty authors contributing to one or more of the sixteen parts) (Keywords: Anthropology, social culture, Oceania, Asia, Americas, puberty, art, ceremony, religion, war, death).
Book Code: C179 AU$54
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Detail of wrapper -  BLACKBERRY WINTER - My Earlier Years  (mead21p  150/229   MEAD21)
Mead, Margaret. BLACKBERRY WINTER. My Earlier Years. BNo. 0-207-95552-2. First Edition (UK), 1973. Pp: (xiv), 306; 235mm x 155mm; 0.77kg. 64 b/w, 1 chart. Acknowledgments, prologue, appendix, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Angus and Robertson, London, 1973. (Dr Mead relates the events of her life up to World War II and the effects of her experiences has had on her as a woman) (Keywords: Autobiography, anthropologist, Oceania, Melanesia, Arapesh, Mundugumor, Tchambuli, Iatmul).
Book Code: C084 AU$34
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Mead, Margaret. NEW LIVES FOR OLD. Cultural Transformation - Manus, 1928-1953. BNo. 0-688-07169-4. New Edition, 1975 (1956)(pb). Pp: xxvii, 548; 205mm x 135mm; 0.70kg. 57 b/w(pl), 4 fig, 1 map. Preface, acknowledgments, notes, 4 appendices, references, index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Morrow Quill Paperbacks, New York, 1975. (The author recounts her reunion with people whom she had known on her first visit to Manus and describes the changes to the culture) (Keywords: Anthropology, social culture, Pacific, Melanesia, Admiralty Islands, Manus).
Book Code: D289 AU$20
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Detail of wrap - BLOOD IS THEIR ARGUMENT (meggitt4p 145/208 MEGG04)
Meggitt, Mervyn. BLOOD IS THEIR ARGUMENT. Warfare among the Mae Enga Tribesmen of the New Guinea Highlands. BNo. 0-87484-394-4. First Edition, 1977 (pb). Pp: xiv, 224; 215mm x 150mm; 0.32kg. 16 b/w, 5 fig, 16 tab, 1 map. Preface, editor's preface, notes, glossary, references, index. A good paperback copy. Wrp: g. (minor wear at the edges of wrp). Mayfield Publishing Company, Palo Alto, California, 1977. (The major part of this book comprises an ethnography of the traditional military practices of the Mae, a division of the Central Enga people of the western highlands of Papua New Guinea. The author describes modes of warfare undertaken by local clans, the motives that impel them to fight, the outcomes of their confrontations, and the ways they re-establish peace. He concludes his account by tracing the consequeces for the Central Enga of the Australian colonial Administration, in particular its effects since the 1950s on intergroup fighting) (Keywords: Anthropology, ethnography, Pacific, Melanesia, New Guinea, Mae Enga, warfare, Highlands).
Book Code: K216 SOLD - now out of stock AU$18
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Monckton, C.A.W. LAST DAYS IN NEW GUINEA. Being Further Experiences of a New Guinea Resident Magistrate. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1922. Pp: (xii), 288; 220mm x 140mm; 0.82kg. 55 b/w(pl) & fig, 2 maps(fd). Author's note, index. A good hardback copy. Uncut pages. Cvr: g. (lacks dw; minor wear, some flecking & slight bump on one corner of cvr). John Lane. The Bodley Head Ltd, London, 1922. (The book continues the author's experiences whilst he carried out the role of executive oggicer in the North-Eastern and Northern Divisions during the years 1903 to 1906. A description of the earlier years are covered in the book entitled "Taming New Guinea") (Keywords: Colonial administration, Pacific, Melanesia, New Guinea, resident magistrate).
Book Code: Q137 AU$120
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Detail of front of wrapper of BEYOND THE VILLAGE - Local Politics in Madang, Papua New Guinea  (morauta1p  150/235  MORA01)
Morauta, Louise. BEYOND THE VILLAGE. Local Politics in Madang, Papua New Guinea. BNo. 0-7081-0467-3. First Edition, 1974. Pp: xii, 194; 215mm x 135mm; 0.49kg. 9 b/w, 2 fig, 25 tab, 3 maps. Introduction, postscript, footnote, appendices 1 & 2, list of works cited, index. A good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: g. (minor wear on dw). The Athone Press University of London, London, 1974. (This book gives important insights into the way PNG's inhabitants were dealing with the new political institutions that impinged on them in the last year of colonial rule) (Keywords: Socio-political, Pacific, Melanesia, New Guinea, Madang).
Book Code: C286 AU$38
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