The Poetic Power of Place
Comparative Perspectives on Austronesian Ideas of Locality
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.
Keywordsphilosophy; papua new guinea; indonesia; madagascar; place; sacred space; Austronesian languages; Buru; Deixis; Genealogy; Toraja
Publication date and placeCanberra, 2006