Inside Austronesian houses: perspectives on domestic designs for living

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Published by the Dept. of Anthropology in association with the Comparative Austronesian Project, Research School of Pacific Studies, the Australian National University, 1993 - Architecture - 237 pages
The eight papers in this volume examine the spatial organization of a variety of Austronesian houses and relate the domestic design of these houses to the social and ritual practices of the specific groups who reside within them. The houses considered in this volume range from longhouses in Borneo to the meeting-houses of the Maori of New Zealand and from the magnificent houses of the Minangkabau of Sumatra to the simpler dwellings of the population of Goodenough Island in Papua New Guinea. Together these papers indicate common features of domestic design from island South-East Asia to Melanesia and the Pacific. This volume is a publication of the Research School of Pacific Studies' Comparative Austronesian Project.

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Contents

THE LAHANAN LONGHOUSE
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THE DA YAK
44
LONGHOUSE AS A RITUAL STRUCTURE
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