Arts des mers du sud
Du musée Barbier-Mueller, on connaît les superbes collections d'art africain : tout aussi remarquables, mais sans doute moins connues, sont ses collections d'Océanie et d'Insulinde. S'appuyant sur les études d'une trentaine de spécialistes, sous la direction de Douglas Newton, cet ouvrage présente un panorama très vaste et très détaillé de l'art traditionnel de cette région du monde : près de 500 objets - statues, bijoux, tissus, armes... - dont certains sont montrés ici pour la première fois. Un art d'une étonnante variété, aussi fascinant par la beauté de ses formes que par la richesse de son contenu mythologique et religieux.
L Art de L Oceanie
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This collection deals with an ancient institution in Eastern Polynesia called the rahui, a form of restricting access to resources and/or territories. While tapu had been extensively discussed in the scientific literature on Oceanian anthropology, the rahui is quite absent from secondary modern literature. This situation is all the more problematic because individual actors, societies, and states in the Pacific are readapting such concepts to their current needs, such as environment regulation or cultural legitimacy. This book assembles a comprehensive collection of current works on the rahui from a legal pluralism perspective. This study as a whole underlines the new assertion of identity that has flowed from the cultural dimension of the rahui. Today, rahui have become a means for indigenous communities to be fully recognised on a political level. Some indigenous communities choose to restore the rahui in order to preserve political control of their territory or, in some cases, to get it back. For the state, better control of the rahui represents a way of asserting its legitimacy and its sovereignty, in the face of this reassertion by indigenous communities.
The book of Tiki
South Sea Dreams around the cocktail bar - on the trail of the forgotten Tiki cult of the Fifties. One of the most bizarre chapters of American Pop Culture awaits rediscovery. Südseeträume en der Cocktailbar - auf der Suche nach dem vergessenen Tiki-Kult der fünfziger Jahre. Eines der bizarrsten Kapitel der amerikanischen Popkultur wartet darauf, wieder entdeckt zu werden. Rêver des mers du Sud devant un cocktail - à la recherche d'un culte oublié des années 50. Un des chapitres les plus bizarres de la culture pop américaine attend d'être redécouvert.
Asia in the Pacific Islands
"A spectacular transition is under way in the Pacific Islands, as a result of which all our lives will be radically different. In the last fifty years or so, Asia has begun to play a bigger and bigger role in all aspects of Islands life - migration, trade and investment, aid and development, information and media, religion, culture and sport. It is replacing the West. The process is irreversible. With his trademark breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of the region, based on over half a century of experience, study and deliberation, Ron Crocombe documents the early connections between Asia and the Pacific, details recent and continuing changes, and poses challenging theories about the future."--Publisher.
Charts Aboriginal history, from earliest prehistory to today, and details their survival through the millennia, to the stolen children issue.
First published in 1928, this path-breaking work is still of importance and interest to Japanese scholars and linguists.
Space in Language and Cognition
Spatial orientation and direction are core areas of human and animal thinking. But, unlike animals, human populations vary considerably in their spatial thinking. Revealing that these differences correlate with language (which is probably mostly responsible for the different cognitive styles), this book includes many cross-cultural studies investigating spatial memory, reasoning, types of gesture and wayfinding abilities. It explains the relationship between language and cognition and cross-cultural differences in thinking to students of language and the cognitive sciences.
This concise book shows the importance of objects that are considered ordinary by cultural outsiders and scholars, yet lie at the heart of the systems of thought and practices of their makers and users. This volume demonstrates the role of these objects in non-verbal communication, both in non-ritual and in ritual situations. Lemonnier shows that some objects, their physical properties and their material implementation, are wordless expressions of fundamental aspects of a way of living and thinking, as well as sometimes the only means of expressing the inexpressible. Through the study of the most mundane technical activities such as fence building, creating models cars, or trapping fish, we often gain a better understanding of what these objects mean and how they work within their cultures of origin. In addition to anthropologists and archaeologists, this book will also be of interest to sociologists, historians, philosophers, cognitive anthropologists and primatologists, for whom the intertwining of “function” and “style” is the very mark of all cultural behavior.
Look Listen Read
Examines how timeless works of art, including the visual, musical, and literary arts, touch the essential humanity in all persons that transcends nationality, and converge cultural differences into universal principles, and redfines the role art plays inthe human mind