Sharing the Earth, Dividing the Land

Land and territory in the Austronesian world
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ISBN (print): 1 920942 69 6
ISBN (online): 1 920942 70 X
Publication date: October 2006
Imprint: ANU Press

This collection of papers is the fifth in a series of volumes on the work of the Comparative Austronesian Project. Reflecting the unique experience of fourteen ethnographers in as many different societies, the papers in this volume explore how people in the Austronesian-speaking societies of the Asia-Pacific have traditionally constructed their relationship to land and specific territories. Focused on the nexus of local and global processes, the volume offers fresh perspectives to current debate in social theory on the conflicting human tendencies of mobility and emplacement.

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