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Names are Thicker than BloodKinship and Ownership amongst the Iatmul$
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Andrew Moutu

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264454

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264454.001.0001

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A Sense of People and Place

A Sense of People and Place

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(p.10) 1 A Sense of People and Place
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Names are Thicker than Blood
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Andrew Moutu

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264454.003.0002

This chapter provides a general sense of the geography and economic livelihood, as well as an example of the sorts of (clan) relationships that prevail, in Iatmul villages. Topics discussed include canoes and the riverine economy; the physical geography of the Sepik River basin; and the Kanganamun village. The chapter concludes with some remarks about the nature of research methods and the kinds of problems the author encountered in the gathering of ethnographic information.

Keywords:   Iatmul villages, geography, livelihoods, clan relationships, Sepik River, Kanganamun village

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