The Poetic Power of Place

Comparative Perspectives on Austronesian Ideas of Locality
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ISBN (print): 0731528417
ISBN (online): 1920942866
Publication date: September 2006
Imprint: ANU Press

This collection of papers is the fourth in a series of volumes on the work of the Comparative Austronesian Project. Each paper describes a specific Austronesian locality and offers an ethnographic account of the way in which social knowledge is vested, maintained and transformed in a particular landscape. The intention of the volume is to consider common patterns in the representation of place among Austronesian-speaking populations.