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Mangrove Man: Dialogics of Culture in the Sepik Estuary - Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology (Paperback)
  • Mangrove Man: Dialogics of Culture in the Sepik Estuary - Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology (Paperback)
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Mangrove Man: Dialogics of Culture in the Sepik Estuary - Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology (Paperback)

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Paperback 358 Pages / Published: 13/11/1997
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This book is the first modern ethnography of the Murik, a relatively large and important community settled on the Sepik River estuary in Papua New Guinea, and the only book of a non-Western culture drawing on the conceptual framework of the Russian literary theorist, Mikhail Bakhtin. Murik men, who exercise political power, conceptualize women as the source of nurture, generosity and love. This conceptualization creates for men a kind of existential problem, and their claim to sustain and reproduce society requires them to appropriate the nurturant qualities of women. So they must, in some sense, model certain aspects of themselves after women. A 'maternal schema' or 'poetics of the female body', therefore underlines the sociocultural patterns of these societies. This schema expresses itself in a range of societal domains: in kinship relations, life-cycle rituals, the men's cults, and in disputes and processes of conflict resolution. The issues discussed tie in with some of the major contemporary debates in the social sciences: the relationship between ideas of male and female power.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521564359
Number of pages: 358
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Mangrove man is a powerful and compelling addition to the theoretical repertoire which has been brought to bear on Melanesian gender, ritual and politics.' Canberra Anthropology
"Lipset's study is a first-rate, well-written ethnography of the murik, a small community settled on the Sepik River estuary in Papua New Guinea." Choice
"David Lipset has given us a rich ethnographic account of the Murik people...This book is a well through, informative ethnography that should inspire students and stimulate further anthropological debate among scholars, particularly because of the orginality of its approach and basic concept." Pacific Studies

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