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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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Naming and Necessity in Iatmul

Naming and Necessity in Iatmul

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(p.171) 6 Naming and Necessity in Iatmul
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Names are Thicker than Blood
Author(s):

Andrew Moutu

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264454.003.0007

This chapter discusses the process of naming amongst the Daribi, Iqwaye, and Iatmul societies in Papua New Guinea. Amidst the discussion on the Daribi and the Iqwaye is a philosophical discussion of naming and necessity. The theoretical intention of the chapter is to suggest how the category of relationships can be conceptualised as a metaphysical necessity in ontological terms. It attempts to concretise this in terms of naming practices.

Keywords:   names, naming, Daribi, Iqwaye, Papua New Guinea

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