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Author Lawrence, Peter, 1921-1987.

Title Gods, ghosts, and men in Melanesia : some religions of Australian New Guinea and the New Hebrides / edited by P. Lawrence and M.J. Meggitt
Published Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1965


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  299.9 LAW  DUE 03-01-20
Description 298 pages ; 23 cm
Contents The Huli of the Southern Highlands / R.M. Glasse -- The Siane of the Eastern Highlands / R.F. Salisbury -- The Kamano, Usurufa, Jate and Fore of the Eastern Highlands / R.M. Berndt -- The Mew Enga of the Western Highlandsv / M.J. Meggitt -- The Kyaka of the Western Highlands / R.N.H. Bulmer -- The Lakalai of New Britain / C.A. Valentine -- The Ngaing of the Rai Coast / P. Lawrence -- Tanghu, Northern Madang District / K.O.L. Burridge -- The Melanesians of South Penecost, New Hebrides / R.B. Lane
Summary "(There have been ) great advances in the ethnography of eastern Melanesia and New Guinea. So far the emphasis has been on the traditional economic, social and political systems, although there has also been some concern for problems of social and political change. The field most neglected in publication has been traditional religion. The primary aim of these essays is to fill this gap : ....." [from back cover]
Analysis Melanesia - Religion
Religions. New Hebrides
Religions. Papua New Guinea
Notes Maps on lining papers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-291) and index
Notes Also issued online
Subject Ethnology -- Melanesia.
Ethnology -- Papua New Guinea.
Ethnology -- Vanuatu.
Melanesians -- Religion and mythology
Melanesia -- Religion.
Papua New Guinea -- Religion.
Author Lawrence, Peter, 1921-1987, editor
Meggitt, Mervyn J., 1924- editor
LC no. 66001121
ISBN 0195501470