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Saltwater Sociality

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[M]ethodologically innovative, theoretically sophisticated, ethnographically engaging, and beautifully written - what makes this book especially noteworthy is the author's ability to bring closely observed research data into productive dialogue with general social scientific theories. Michael W. Scott, London School of Economics [A] fascinating manuscript. It is clearly and straightforwardly written, adds new and important ethnographic material to the small but growing contemporary literature of Island Melanesia, and is relevant to current debates in a number of ways. James Leach, University of Aberdeen The inhabitants of Pororan Island, a small group of 'saltwater people' in Papua New Guinea, are intensely interested in the movements of persons across the island and across the sea, both in their everyday lives as fishing people and on ritual occasions. From their observations of human movements, they take their cues about the current state of social relations. Based on detailed ethnography, this study engages current Melanesian anthropological theory and argues that movements are the Pororans' predominant mode of objectifying relations. Movements on Pororan Island are to its inhabitants what roads are to 'mainlanders' on the nearby larger island, and what material objects and images are to others elsewhere in Melanesia. Katharina Schneider is Lecturer at the Institute for Ethnology at Heidelberg University. She obtained her PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge.


Healing Plants Of Peninsular India

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There is considerable and growing interest in the Western World in medicinal plants and herbal drugs. In fact there is increasing debate to bring these products under legislative control in line with synthetic drugs. The Indian subcontinent is the source of many plants of medicinal importance.

This book provides botanical descriptions and information on the medicinal properties of 545 plant species from central and southern India, many of which are also found elsewhere in the world. Scientific and common names (in 14 languages) are provided for each species, and they are superbly illustrated with high quality color photographs.

Main Themes: Uses of Indian plants in traditional medicine (Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, folk and tribal medicine), Botanical descriptions, local common names, geographical ranges and habitat information on Indian medicinal plants.



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