Occasional papers in anthropology

Origins, Ancestry and Alliance: Exploration in Austronesian Ethnography
edited by James J. Fox, Clifford Sather

Paperback | Oct 2006 | ANU Press | 9780731524327 | 344pp | 250x174mm | POD | RFB | AUD$38.00, NZD$47.99

This collection of papers, the third in a series of volumes on the work of the Comparative Austronesian Project, explores indigenous Austronesian ideas of origin, ancestry and alliance and considers the comparative significance of these ideas in social practice. The papers examine social practice in a diverse range of societies extending from insular Southeast Asia to the islands of the Pacific.