Publisher description for Hahalis and the labour of love : a social movement on Buka Island / Max and Eleanor Rimoldi.


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This book studies the Hahalis Welfare Society, a Bougainville movement which worked for many years to maintain and reform traditional practices and to retain a degree of autonomy in a world of rapid political change and economic dependency. The first extended ethnography of Buka published in nearly sixty years, this book will be of particular interest to Melanesian specialists.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Ethnology -- Papua New Guinea -- Buka Island.
Social movements -- Papua New Guinea -- Buka Island.
Buka Island (Papua New Guinea) -- Social conditions.
Buka Island (Papua New Guinea) -- Politics and government.
Buka Island (Papua New Guinea) -- History.