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Author Poser, Anita von.

Title Foodways and empathy : relatedness in a Ramu River society, Papua New Guinea / Anita von Poser.

Imprint New York : Berghahn Books, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 274 pages) : illustrations
Series Person, space and memory in the contemporary Pacific ; v. 4
Person, space and memory in the contemporary Pacific ; v. 4.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Annotations to the Text; Introduction; Chapter One -- The Ethnographic Frame; Chapter Two -- The Sago Spirit's Legacy and Bosmun Sociality; Chapter Three -- Nzari's Journey and the Enactment of Life-Cycle Events; Chapter Four -- Ropor's Belly and Emplaced Empathy; Conclusion; Glossary; Appendix; References; Index.
Summary "Through the sharing of food, people feel entitled to inquire into one another's lives and ponder one another's states in relation to their foodways. This in-depth study focuses on the Bosmun of Daiden, a Ramu River people in an under-represented area in the ethnography of Papua New Guinea, uncovering the conceptual convergence of local notions of relatedness, foodways, and empathy. In weaving together discussions about paramount values as passed on through myth, the expression of feelings in daily life, and the bodily experience of social and physical environs, a life-world unfolds in which moral, emotional, and embodied foodways contribute notably to the creation of relationships. Concerned with unique processes of "making kin," the book adds a distinct case to recent debates about relatedness and empathy and sheds new light onto the conventional anthropological themes of food production, sharing, and exchange."--Publisher's website
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Subject Bosmun (Papua New Guinean people) -- Food -- Social aspects.
Bosmun (Papua New Guinean people) -- Kinship.
Bosmun (Papua New Guinean people) -- Social life and customs.
Food -- Social aspects -- Papua New Guinea -- Ramu River Valley.
Kinship -- Papua New Guinea -- Ramu River Valley.
Ramu River Valley (Papua New Guinea) -- Social life and customs.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Food -- Social aspects.
Manners and customs.
Papua New Guinea -- Ramu River Valley.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Poser, Anita von. Foodways & Empathy : Relatedness in a Ramu River Society, Papua New Guinea. New York : Berghahn Books, ©2013 9780857459190
ISBN 9780857459206 (electronic bk.)
0857459201 (electronic bk.)
9780857459190 (hardback ; alk. paper)
0857459198 (hardback ; alk. paper)