From Muyuw to the Trobriands: Transformations Along the Northern Side of the Kula Ring

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University of Arizona Press, 1990 - Social Science - 285 pages
The Kula Ring is the name given to a regional exchange system among islands off Papua New Guinea. Bronislaw Malinowski's classic research in the Trobriand Islands has described a representative culture of that region; now Frederick Damon examines relationships within and between cultural forms found on Muyuw (Woodlark) Island and the Trobriands to propose that the several societies on the northern arc of the Kula Ring can be viewed as variants or "transformations" of one underlying structure.

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Calendrical Transformations
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Time and Values
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The Island and Its History
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