Unfolding the Moon

Unfolding the Moon

Enacting Women's Kastom in Vanuatu

eBook - 2003
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In the first decades after independence in 1980, kastom-indigenous knowledge and practice-became a key market of ni-Vanuatu identity. However, it was almost entirely concerned with men. Then in 1991 the Vanuatu Cultural Centre initiated a project that focused on women's knowledge and skill in producing plaited pandanus textiles (mats) on the island of Ambae in north Vanuatu. This acknowledgment that "women have kastom too," widely welcomed by rural ni-Vanuatu, was an important step in establishing women's kastom. Lissant Bolton's account of this important but undocumented period considers the circumstances that led to these events and analyzes their effects on Ambae.
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, c2003.
ISBN: 9780585464091
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxv, 232 p.) : ill., map.
Additional Contributors: EBSCO Publishing (Firm)


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