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Table of Contents Preface Acknowledgements Illustrations Sandra Bamford Bodies in Transition: An Introduction to Emerging Forms of Praxis in the Pacific. (1) Marta Rohatynskyj Producing Omie Locality. (23) Jerry Jacka "Our Skins are Weak": Ipili Modernity and the Demise of Discipline. (56) Tony Crook Machine Thinking: Changing Social and Bodily Divisions Around the Ok Tedi Mining Project. (100) Thomas Strong Why are Men in the Papua New Guinea Highlands Shrinking? Social Decay on the Margins of Modernity. (150) John Barker Modalities of Modernity in Maisin Society. (179) Sandra Bamford Unholy Noses. (233) Margaret Williamson The Thickness of Blood: Kwoma Definitions of "Us" and "You." (268) Karen Sykes Family Planning: The Changing Politics of Reproduction in Melanesia. (306) Pamela Stewart Self Decoration in Hagen and Duna (Papua New Guinea: Andrew Strathern Display and Disjuncture. (349) Lamont Lindstrom A Body of Postcards from Vanuatu. (374) Eric Hirsch (398)
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Body, Human -- Social aspects -- Melanesia -- Congresses.
Body, Human -- Symbolic aspects -- Melanesia -- Congresses.
Politics and culture -- Melanesia -- Congresses.
Culture and globalization -- Melanesia -- Congresses.
Sex role -- Melanesia -- Congresses.
Social change -- Melanesia -- Congresses.
Melanesia -- Social conditions -- Congresses.