Origins, Ancestry and Alliance

Explorations in Austronesian Ethnography
ISBN (print): 0 731524 32 2
ISBN (online): 1 920942 87 4
Publication date: October 2006
Imprint: ANU Press

This collection of papers, the third in a series of volumes on the work of the Comparative Austronesian Project, explores indigenous Austronesian ideas of origin, ancestry and alliance and considers the comparative significance of these ideas in social practice. The papers examine social practice in a diverse range of societies extending from insular Southeast Asia to the islands of the Pacific.