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Kava: the Pacific drug.
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The literature and research on kava's botany, chemistry, ethnobotany, pharmacology, social usage, distribution and economic potential, should provide insights for researchers in many different disciplines, including prehistory, anthropology and pharmacology. Expand
The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific.
In January 1778 Captain James Cook "discovered" the Hawaiian islands and was hailed by the native peoples as their returning god Lono. On a return voyage, after a futile attempt to discover theExpand
Kava: The Pacific Elixir: The Definitive Guide to Its Ethnobotany, History, and Chemistry
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This complete guide to kava summarizes the literature and research on a plant that is now considered comparable or superior to anti-stress prescription drugs, and describes its use in the religious, political, and economic life of the Pacific islands for centuries. Expand
Melanesian Kastom and Its Transformations
Editorial Board Note: In 2006, the Discipline Group of Anthropology and Sociology at The University of Western Australia hosted a symposium, ‘Anthropology in the West: 1956–2006’, to celebrate theExpand
Urbane Tannese: Local Perspectives on Settlement Life in Port Vila
Significant rural-urban migration has characterized the postcolonial Melanesian states including Vanuatu. Over the past 30 years, most people who once lived in Samaria village (Tanna Island) haveExpand
Chiefs today : traditional Pacific leadership and the postcolonial state
Contributors 1. Introduction: Chiefs today Lamont Lindstrom and Geoffrey M. White 2. The persistence of Chiefly authority in Western Samoa Cluny Macpherson 3. Rank and leadership in Tonga Kerry JamesExpand
VANUATU MIGRANT LIVES IN VILLAGE AND TOWN
Significant rural-urban migration has characterized the postcolonial Melanesian states, including Vanuatu. Over the past 30 years, most people who once lived in Samaria village (Tanna Island) haveExpand
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